Ann Marie Banfield has been working on researching educational policy and practices. She is in favor of parental rights, literacy, academic standards. She has recently been the Educational Liaison for Cornerstone, a frequent guest and blogger at Girard At Large – and GraniteGrok from time to time. We were at the beginning when Ann Marie Banfield came with a friend to our early “Meet the New Media” radio show over a decade ago – shy, not wanting to speak (especially into the microphone). Even then, however, she had education in her sights.
She knows her stuff, knows it well – and you ought to listen to her about the changing of education from a liberal arts to a “workforce” model. Instead of being educated, they are being trained – a huge difference. And no, she is no longer shy about it!