Saturday, December 16, 2006

Lesson plan for education reform

Calling for a radical transformation of American schools, the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce issues an education plan for keeping the United States competitive in the world. Business Week writer Jane Porter writes:
If implemented, the commission's recommendations . . . would revolutionize the way children are educated in this country. Among the ideas: a set of board examinations allowing all 10th graders to place into college; improved compensation and incentives to attract better quality teachers; an overhaul of the American testing industry; contract-run schools instead of schools run by school boards; improved education for all three- and four-year-olds; standards for state-run funding instead of local funding; legislation for continued education for adults; a new GI Bill; and regionally focused job training.
Porter's article is here. Or, you could read lots more at the commission's own website.

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