While America’s research universities are still the envy of the world, the primary and secondary schools that feed into them are miserably underperforming. Some continue to produce a few stellar graduates; but far too many students emerge poorly educated and ill-equipped for the workforce or for higher education. This is a crisis that will not be solved simply by throwing more money at the problem. It demands a fundamental change in the architecture of the educational process as we’ve known it. What will be required? What are the implications for our communities, our families, and our businesses? We’ll fill you in.