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The State's Role: Leadership & Partnership

The State's Role: Leadership & Partnership EDUCATING THE WORK FORCE The State’s Role: hadmihip &, Governor Bill Clinton n early 1983, the Nutwn At Rhk defined the dimensions of this problem and the report burst on the national scene impact that it is having on the nation’s economy? like a firestorm, bringing to the Today, we live in a global economy that surface feelings about public edu- transcends national boundaries and interests. cation and its problems that a large majority of Thus, in looking at our educational system, we Americans had held for some time. It forced us to have to measure ourselves by internkonal redefine and broaden our concept of education. standards. By those standards, we’re not doing All over America, and especially in the South, very well. Unless we do better, our ability to the poorest and least educated part of the country, compete in the world economy will be severely people began to respond. Since then, almost damaged. And we cannot compete if our current every state has made a substantial effort to work force is under-educated and under-skilled. upgrade education. We must not only continue our public school Still, American students’ scores are behind reforms, but we must effectively reeducate our http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Adult Learning SAGE

The State's Role: Leadership & Partnership

Adult Learning , Volume 1 (1): 3 – Sep 1, 1989

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SAGE
Copyright
© 1989 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
ISSN
1045-1595
eISSN
2162-4070
DOI
10.1177/104515958900100106
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EDUCATING THE WORK FORCE The State’s Role: hadmihip &, Governor Bill Clinton n early 1983, the Nutwn At Rhk defined the dimensions of this problem and the report burst on the national scene impact that it is having on the nation’s economy? like a firestorm, bringing to the Today, we live in a global economy that surface feelings about public edu- transcends national boundaries and interests. cation and its problems that a large majority of Thus, in looking at our educational system, we Americans had held for some time. It forced us to have to measure ourselves by internkonal redefine and broaden our concept of education. standards. By those standards, we’re not doing All over America, and especially in the South, very well. Unless we do better, our ability to the poorest and least educated part of the country, compete in the world economy will be severely people began to respond. Since then, almost damaged. And we cannot compete if our current every state has made a substantial effort to work force is under-educated and under-skilled. upgrade education. We must not only continue our public school Still, American students’ scores are behind reforms, but we must effectively reeducate our

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Adult LearningSAGE

Published: Sep 1, 1989

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