People know Dr. Steve Perry from his education thought leadership, his Capital Preparatory Schools system and his talent to tell his personal stories in education.

Outspoken and often controversial, Dr. Perry’s voice is widely respected by grassroots community members, education experts and even A-list celebrities.

In this no-holds-barred interview, Dr. Perry talks about the teachers’ unions, school choice and the need for an honest discussion in the media about education.

Dr. Perry sees a pressing need for the truth about education, and his popularity on CNN and other major news and entertainment networks seems to prove out the concept. He refers to most education beat reporters as hacks, and bemoans the pedantic rhetoric of most of the education contributors we see on TV, who always present “the same silly ‘give the public schools more money’ talk.” He says people are tired of that, and want more.

Education touches nearly every person in America, and its consumption is directly tied to the success of our nation. But the real stories are getting lost in our media. And people are hungry for more.

Next page: An honest perspective about what education really needs today

Laura Ascione
About the Author:

Dr. Rod Berger is President and CEO of MindRocket Media Group. He is an education industry strategist covering thought leadership in global education for Forbes, eSchool News, eCampus News, Scholastic, The Huffington Post, EdTech Review India, AmericanEdTV and edCircuit. Dr. Berger has worked as a school administrator, college professor, EdTech strategist, online content developer, K-12 PD provider and guest lecturer at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. As one of the world’s leading education media personalities, he has interviewed top education thought leaders like Sir Ken Robinson, Former United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan and over 500 global education influencers. He is currently collaborating with AmericanEdTV and CBS’s Jack Ford on original educational news programming. Email: Twitter @DrRodBerger