Education Reform Advocate’s Message: Diploma is Best Economic Stimulus
Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, will deliver the keynote address at the summit “America’s High Schools: What Works? What’s Next? ” at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 20 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The speech as well as the rest of the event’s sessions will be televised live on C-SPAN2.
At the event, presented by U.S. News & World Report in association with Intel, Gov. Wise will speak on the need to build and sustain the public will to reform America’s high schools as one of the nation’s best economic development strategies. A staggering 1.2 million students did not graduate with their classmates in 2008, resulting in a loss of more than $319 billion in lifetime earnings. The governor will examine other ways the nation’s economy is adversely affected by rising dropout numbers, and will identify policies and practices that can turn the system around so that every student graduates prepared to strengthen the nation’s economic future.
Gov. Wise is also the author of the book Raising the Grade: How High School Reform Can Save Our Youth and Our Nation, published by Jossey-Bass. For more information about Gov. Wise, visit here.
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The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington-based policy, research, and advocacy organization that works to make every child a graduate, prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.
For more information about the Alliance for Excellent Education, please visit www.all4ed.com.