I spent most of yesterday morning (Monday Nov. 4th) at the National Governors Association’s discussion of how to better prepare students from both the K-12 and college system for jobs that are awaiting them. The afternoon session, in which roughly 100 participants broke into groups to discuss solutions, etc., was closed to journalists. In fact, I was the only journalist covering the event in the morning, and the only guy wearing jeans and a jean jacket – every other man there wore a 3-piece suit.
Here’s the piece I wrote in today’s New Mexican on the summit: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/education-summit-stresses-importance-of-preparing-students-for-workforce/article_313dedc2-54d7-525e-8d8c-1ed44b3ae3e0.html
And here’s a link to a recent (October 30th) Affordable Schools website story on this same issue: http://www.affordableschoolsonline.com/study-says-college-grads-are-unprepared-for-workforce/