How can our country and state retain their leadership in an increasingly competitive global market? How will you, your children and your grandchildren fare in this fast-paced, rapidly expanding new world economy? In The Best and the Brightest, some of Texas' most thoughtful and provocative educators and leaders speak plainly about changes we must make in our educational system and in ourselves. As you will see, an innovative, competitive society must begin in our state's classrooms and homes, as the world alters around us.

Watch an extended interview with Elizabeth Abernathy:

Watch an extended interview with Mary Ann Rankin:

Special Thanks:

Dr. Robert Gates

Mark G. Yudof

Kealing Middle School, Austin, TX

MASS Program

Oakwood Intermediate School, College Station, TX

Texas A&M University

The University of Texas at Austin

UTeach Program

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