ESEA Embraces College and Career Readiness

Wednesday, March 24, 2010Printer-friendly version

Chicago - On March 12, in his weekly address, President Obama called for a redesigned Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), placing the emphasis on ensuring that all students graduate high school college- and career-ready. This article explores what being "college- and career-ready" means. Achieve President Michael Cohen explains that the skills needed in college and at a job with a viable career path are very similar. He adds that this indicates that high schools should be preparing every student for college-level work. Read the article.