Thursday, July 29, 2010
Refreshing is the way I would describe the newly created task force on higher education and career readiness. The bill passed by the Alaska State Legislature this year established a group that had a specific agenda to be completed. We are to make recommendations as to needs in our state to set a direction for our students. The goal is to be sure that every student leaves high school ready to pursue whatever further training or work they desire, without needing remediation or fundamental skill development. I am encouraged by the intent of the group and the individuals who are participating. It's a group with knowledge and expertise. I admire them and am honored to be working among them. I'll keep you posted on what specific recommendations are being discussed. So far, we have only talked about current reality and haven't had deep dialogue regarding where we need to go.