The first show of The Public Thinktank and the first in the World Views series which looks at education around the world from different perspectives.
Anna Leier is a freelance journalist originally from Hamburg, Germany, and a mother of two elementary-age children in Brooklyn Heights. Anna discusses with us the German education system and memories from her schooling, perspectives on her children’s education today, and differences between schools in the U.S. and Germany.
The World Views and American Views Series
Our World Views series features interviews with individuals who have been educated primarily abroad — a complement to our American Views series. Most participants in the World Views series have now moved to the U.S., and share with us their reflections on the widely varying experiences and schools they have encountered.
Each unique educational biography is meant to provide a prism through which we can gain insight into the many meanings of education and how it shapes us as individuals. These conversations are not meant to be sources of authoritative information on educational systems or data.
We invite you to respond to the interviews you hear by writing to us at email@example.com. If you or someone you know would be a good interviewee for either the American or World Views series, please contact us.