Education goals and standards: hearing before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, first session, on examining the need to improve national education standards and job training opportunities, February 24, 1993, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993 - Law - 48 pages
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This document contains written and oral statements from 11 U.S. Senators and the Secretaries of Education and Labor concerning the need to improve education standards and job training opportunities for youth. According to the witnesses, legislation has been introduced that will begin such changes, and boards will be set up to establish standards of what students should know. Testimony stressed that a more rigorous curriculum is needed than would have been true a generation ago, since jobs now require higher-level skills. It was noted that other countries have technical-level degrees between high school and college that allow workers to get high-paying jobs. The United States should also develop such a system of technical training and a credential that employers would recognize. Continually stressed was the need to make greater efforts to meet the needs of children early, and to create a technically trained work force. (KC)

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