Never in this country's history has the need for an educated, literate citizenry been so critical. The increasing complexity of rapid globalization demands a workforce that is skilled in reading, communications, and mathematics.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS SPRING PARTNERS MEETINGS: Site Visits to Area High Schools Included on the Agenda ArticleMarch 31, 2003
The National Alliance on the American High School's (HS Alliance) recently held its Spring Partners Meeting in Washington, D.C.
THE WAR ON SCHOOLS: New York Times Columnist Challenges the Country to Provide a Basic Public School Education for All Children ArticleMarch 17, 2003
In a recent article for the New York Times, columnist Bob Herbert takes the nation to task for failing to provide a basic education for its students.
INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION PAYS OFF: International Report Links Education Spending and Economic Growth ArticleMarch 03, 2003
According to a report issued last week, investments in education that were made by 16 countries may have directly contributed to their economic growth.
Federal investment in the Framework for an Excellent Education will be recouped many times over in economic growth, enhanced tax revenues, and reduced spending on unemployment, criminal justice, and social welfare programs.
The 2001-2002 State of Our Nation's Youth study found that 43 percent of all high school students work a job outside school.