Currently, American students come in 15th in reading, 19th in science and 27th in math compared to other countries such as Finland, Korea and Singapore where high-performing college graduates are hired for teaching positions and provided with support from mentors to increase their skill in the classroom.
Michelle Rhee Founder of the grass roots movement Students First and former Washington, DC Schools Chancellor discusses her organizations efforts in Florida to reform the education bill and what steps we should be taking to save our teachers.
As the nuclear crisis in Japan continues, many companies are looking into their own emergency preparations in the event of a natural disaster.
Timothy Mitchell, senior Vice President of Engineering and Tech Services of Entergy Nuclear, which owns and operates many nuclear plants in the U.S.
Mitchell talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the precautions his company has taken and the procedures they have put in place if any of his plants were struck by a natural disaster. He also discusses evacuation plans for the entire population of the New York metro area if the Indian Point Energy Center were to be compromised.
In wake of the Japanese nuclear crisis, President Barack Obama has called for a comprehensive safety review at 104 nuclear reactors in the U.S. This review comes on the heels of the crippled Japanese Nuclear complex that U.S. officials have reported to be under control and in no fear of leaking radiation to the western United States or its Pacific Territories.
Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy, talks with American Morning's Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about the state of the crippled Japanese Nuclear complex, and how the U.S. could be preparing for a similar situation.
Members of the U.N Security Council voted on Thursday in favor of imposing a no-fly zone in Libya. The vote allows measures to be taken against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in hopes of halting his rapid advances against rebel positions in his country.
James Rubin, former US. Assistant Secretary of State and Executive Editor at The Bloomberg View, discusses the U.N. Security Council’s vote with American Morning's Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans.
The U.N Security Council voted to impose a no-fly zone in Libya Thursday. The vote allows measures to be taken against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in hopes of halting his rapid advances against rebel positions in his country.
Fawaz Gerges, director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics, discusses the U.N. Security Council’s vote with American Morning's Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans.