Lily Eskelsen Garcia is a former school lunch lady who went on to
become Utah's Teacher of the Year. Today she's president of the
National Education Association, America's largest labor union,
which represents nearly 3 million teachers. She's a vocal critic of
standardized testing and the Obama administration. Garcia joins
us to talk about the state of America's education system and what
changes she would like to see in today's classrooms.
Math: For many it's hard to learn and hard to teach. But is it an inherently challenging subject or are we making it more difficult than it needs to be? In her new book "Mathematical Mindsets," Stanford professor Jo Boaler calls on educators to adopt new tools and techniques that make learning math less of a chore for students.