In a Seattle Times interview, Tom Alberg — co-founder of the Seattle venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group, who also serves on the Advisory Board of Discovery Institute’s new program on education reform — cites K-12 education reform as on of the most important issues of our time, and gives his recommendations on what is necessary to fix education locally in Seattle:
Q: What are issues that need to be addressed?
Alberg: I think the one place that a lot of tech people are really concerned about is education, K-12 education. I mean, we should have the best public schools (in the country) and we don’t.
I think we need some radical steps and my two radical steps are: Transfer the control of the Seattle school district to the mayor and City Council, like (in) many other urban cities.
The other is to reverse this (state Supreme Court) decision on charter schools because I think it’s a bad decision. It’s going to take legislative action I think to overcome (that).
Read the rest of Alberg’s interview at The Seattle Times.