Journalist Dan Rather, Associate Professor Dr. Kevin Foster, Raise Your Hand’s Raising Texas Teachers Program Manager Thea Ulrich-Lewis, and Austin ISD Educator Armin Salek discuss improving education in Texas.
The winner of the 2020 Rather Prize for the best idea to improve education in Texas is Armin Salek of Akins High School in Austin, Texas. The Rather Prize awards $10,000 to a Texas student, teacher, or administrator who presents the best idea to improve education in the state of Texas. The prize money goes to the winner to implement the idea at their school. Armin was announced as the winner during this conversation.
"Trust teachers, teachers are some of the most brilliant people.... Give them the freedom to actually create a quality education."–Armin Salek
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