ABSTRACT

Industrial College of the Armed Forces: Industry Studies 2000: Education   [open pdf - 361KB]

The performance of the education industry is vital to the national security and economic prosperity of the United States. The advent of the Information Age has significantly increased both the opportunities and the challenges presented to policymakers and educators. An examination of the education industry leads to three principal conclusions. First, high academic standards and effective assessments are vital to promote achievement and measure progress. Second, efforts to recruit, train, and retain high-quality teachers and administrators require special priority. Third, the United States should continue to implement policies that promote equal access and opportunity for all U.S. citizens. The overall assessment of the U.S. education industry at present produces mixed results. Primary and post-secondary schools are above average compared with those of international competitors; middle schools are average; and secondary schools are below average. The performance of the transitional sector (noncollegiate adult education) is marginal, and that of the workplace sector is satisfactory.

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Date:
2000
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Public Domain
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pdf
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application/pdf
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Information Studies 2000
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