The State of Education aims to look at the institution of education in America through four critical lenses: money (how it’s all financed), policy (what federal and local governments do to make education easier to obtain for everyone), technology (how it impacts the way we teach and learn), and the economy (how an education actually affects employment prospects). Everybody learns differently, and education from the kindergarten to collegiate levels is not a one-size-fits-all solution to knowledge acquisition. Determining how policy, technology, money, and jobs all come together and influence our perceptions of learning is muddy territory with lots of strong opinions, but one thing is certain: education is changing, and it will continue to morph with advancements in the technology that affects our everyday lives.

Ultimately, we want to both encourage and engage in productive conversation about learning from perspectives that force us to consider the way we think about education.