A Nation At Even Greater Risk (PDF eBook)
America's biggest problems and greatest opportunities are rooted in our ongoing inability to properly educate two out of every three teenagers. They are not prepared for the job market of the modern world. We can change this, but only if we prioritize improving K12 education, stop following conventional wisdom of the status quo, and start implementing the vital few reforms that actually impact results and create odds-beating schools.
Suppose you were tasked with turning around a school that sent only 20% of its teens to college, into one that sent over 80% to universities, what would you do? If you were given no more money to implement your reforms, what would you cut to pay for them? A Nation At Even Greater Risk shows it is possible. The solutions are straight forward. We can DOUBLE the overall percentage of college-ready teens, and QUANDRUPLE the percent of poor, minority and rural teens with the real skillsets needed to attend, and then, succeed in college, and beyond. It is a must read for anyone who cares about the next generation.