"...It is in public education that the American dream begins to take shape." -Tom Brokaw
To celebrate American Education Week, I want to briefly share one approach to ensure the American Dream for future generations.
Already the case at some fast-food restaurants, when you place your order at the drive-through stop, that order actually is being taken half way across the country at a call center. The local entry-level job no longer exists.
The message? We need to prepare our young people for higher-level jobs, Dr. Willard R. Daggett, director of the International Center for Leadership in Education, said at a meeting on Nov. 5 in Lexington.
Our schools must be able to do more. In addition to a changing workplace, our population also is changing. For instance, Hispanic growth is projected to increase from the current 12 percent to 25 percent of the population by 2025.