Topic: National Center on Education and the Economy
Standards are too low both in high schools and at America's community colleges, if students are to be prepared for the careers they hope to have, says the author of a report on first-year community college requirements.
The current buzz phrase in education is 'college and career readiness.' It's even part of Obama's vision for a revised No Child Left Behind law. But what does it mean? Is it real progress in education reform?
Among the potential changes: college at 16, teacher-run schools, and state exams with assignments.
New studies echo a key call from landmark 1983 report: boost teacher training and pay.