Matt Lauer sits down with President Barack Obama this morning for an in-depth interview, as part of NBC’s week-long special on education, “Education Nation.”
NBC describes Education Nation as “a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America.” The news network is hosting a two-day summit in New York City. Notable guests at the event include U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Harlem Children Zone’s CEO Geoffrey Canada, and president of MIT Susan Hockfield.
In the interview, Obama discusses how spending more money without reform will not fix the nation’s educational problems. He also explains the Race to the Top program, and addresses the criticisms that the program has too much competition.