I will present a few perspectives on the current trends in education from the point of view of a complex systems scientist. Among the likely topics: centrally prescribed metrics and standardized testing, charter schools, and innovations in mathematics education. The discussion will be based upon analysis of complexity and scale, the substructure of neural cognition, and other relevant complex systems insights.

This talk was delivered on March 14, 2012 at the Kaput Center at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth