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Unformatted text preview: redesigning high school the american In the knowledge-based economy of the future , all good jobs will require education, skill and training that goes beyond high school. Whether our young adults are going on to college or beginning careers, they have to leave high school with a foundation for success. Too often, they are not getting that solid foun- dation. High school students, particularly seniors, increasingly report they have checked out of school long before the last bell rings. Too many college students—in both our four-year institutions and community colleges—don’t stay in school. And, employers aren’t getting the kind of skilled workers they need to succeed and prosper in today’s increasingly competitive economy. It is time for a new approach to high school—one that both challenges our students more and gives them new opportunities to engage in meaningful, lifelong learning. Virginia Governor Mark Warner Chairman, National Governors Association 2004–2005 the challenge ahead High school has changed little in the past century. It has been called a “sorting out place” for our system of education, and much worse, by the students it is supposed to serve. Visit any high school in America and students, particularly seniors, will report that they are bored, disengaged and simply waiting for the next phase of life to begin. So-called “senioritis” should no longernext phase of life to begin....
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2010 for the course BOUIZAN 352140 taught by Professor Scroeba during the Spring '10 term at Acton School of Business.

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