Education is vital to a flourishing democracy--the cornerstone for active, involved citizenship. In a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive world, the economic advantage will belong to the nation that has the most adaptive, creative, and ingenious people. To garner this advantage for the United States, we must ensure a rigorous, high-quality education for all youth, and access to meaningful life-long leaming opportunities for other citizens. Only by improving the synergy between our schools, higher education institutions, communities, businesses, and government can we harness the full diversity and energy of our citizens and meet the challenges of a changing economy and global industrial requirements. This transformation is a challenge for the education industry and for the entire nation.
ICAF Industry Studies 1997