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Friday, January 09, 2009

Plan to Reform Public Education

The Washington Policy Center recently released its Education Reform Plan for the Washington school system. It highlights the failure of the current program:

Nearly one-third of Washington public school students fail to graduate, and another third graduate without the knowledge and skills necessary for college or the workplace. Over half (52%) of public school students entering community or technical colleges must take remedial courses in math, English or reading to catch up. Eighty-four percent of employers say public schools are not doing a good job of preparing students to succeed in the workplace.
The Reform Plan offers 8 solutions to reverse the decline of public education. Some of these recommendations include school choice among public schools and increased transparency.

To see our recommendations for Pennsylvania, check out The Dollars and Sense of School Choice and The Edifice Complex. Also, stop by SchoolBoardTransparency.org.

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