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  1. 1. Group 1
  2. 2. New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce <ul><li>Commissioned by NECC </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Education and the Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Published Dec 2006 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Does it Say? <ul><li>Levels of education falling </li></ul><ul><li>Education model is failing </li></ul><ul><li>Our global position is falling </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some Specifics <ul><li>Successful firms depend upon CREATIVE work vs ROUTINE work </li></ul><ul><li>Most successful workers are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top academic performers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative and innovative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to learn quickly </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Other specifics <ul><li>Quality of college graduates is “mediocre” in terms of global competitors </li></ul><ul><li>68 percent graduation rate - from HIGH SCHOOL! </li></ul><ul><li>40% of those go to college </li></ul><ul><li>27% are still in college the second year </li></ul><ul><li>18% earn associates or BA degree </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other points <ul><li>We’ve tried… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The problem is the SYSTEM </li></ul>
  7. 7. How do we use the Document? <ul><li>Blueprint for radical change! </li></ul>
  8. 8. How does it relate to standards? <ul><li>Doesn’t mesh with NCLB </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to measure </li></ul><ul><li>Vitally important </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect for CFF (using technlogy to enhance critical thinking skills and creative expression </li></ul>
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