Craig Shapiro explores what is wrong with modern education. He explains what needs to change in classrooms across the country to move our education forward out of the 20th century.
Craig Shapiro grew up in the Bronx, New York, and began his career teaching English as a Second Language at DeWitt Clinton High School. While at Clinton, he worked with a team to develop a comprehensive ESL and Native Spanish program that received national praise and attention. Brown, Fordham and Columbia universities all studied the program and declared it a national model for bilingual students. Mr. Shapiro was asked to present details of the program and his work at a number of universities, including as a keynote speaker at the Conference on Teaching Diverse Learners at Brown University. Mr. Shapiro joined Austin ISD as principal of Crockett High School in 2008. While at Crockett, he helped move the school from a TEA ranking of Academically Unacceptable in 2006 and 2008 to a ranking of Acceptable. He currently serves Austin ISD as the Interim Associate Superintendent of High Schools.
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