Monday, April 25, 2011

Finally telling it right

Our high schools are not preparing kids for college and careers

It was a remarkably candid admission from Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday.

The Central Kentucky News-Journal reports:

“Holliday said Kentucky's education system sells a false promise to students that if they graduate high school they are ready for college or a career. The reality is, he said, that many of those graduates are not.”

Basically, that’s exactly what the Bluegrass Institute has been pointing out since we opened shop in 2003. It’s nice to have at least one state official honest enough to admit to this obvious truth.

Holliday also pointed out that the state’s new assessment and accountability system, which will launch in the next school term, aims to change this unsatisfactory situation. I hope his aim is right on target.

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