Dr. Steve Perry is a nationally renowned educator, a regular guest on CNN and a curator of Intellectual Capitol.
Dr. Perry is the founder of Capitol Preparatory Magnet school in Hartford, Connecticut where 100% of his student body graduates and enters four year colleges and universities. Dr. Perry’s finesse is more than a deluge of charming sound bites, he is committed to making a difference in the lives of young people and cultivating better parents and educators along the way.
His most recent platform has been in the form of the TV One reality series “Save My Son” where Dr. Perry responds to despondent mothers who have lost their sons to the streets. Save My Son’s first season has been successful not only for the sons and families profiled on the show, but also for television audiences who have found it to be a source of quality entertainment with transformational benefits for the whole family.
The season finale aired Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 on TV One and afterwards, Dr. Perry engaged in a live U Stream chat. The interactive discussion morphed out of the activity on Twitter which maxed out Steve’s number of tweets, so the U Stream chat was the next logical step. EURweb was fortunate enough to have access to Dr. Perry this week and he gave us more of his poignant insight in this exclusive interview.
EURweb: What would you say is the biggest threat to a quality education for children in America?
Dr. Steve Perry: We have somehow shifted the focus on children to focusing on the job security of the adults.
EURweb: What have you learned about the pressures that teachers face that are forced to worth within the school system? Such as the cookie cutter method, teaching to the test and other such pressures.
Dr. Steve Perry: We teach to the test, anyone who has shown some level of success is somehow teaching to the test. The test in not inherently bad, the problem is the kids have not been prepared by effective teachers… We just have to teach our children the language of academics.
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article courtesy of Eurweb.com