Earlier this week, President Barack Obama met with key leaders to discuss ways to ensure a competitive American workforce. The President believes the key to keeping the workforce competitive is to transform and improve the American education system.
Roundtable attendees included United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes, and General Colin and Mrs. Alma Powell of the America’s Promise Alliance, as well as business leaders.
The following commitments were announced:
1. Community Engagement and Investment to Transform the Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools.
2. Expanding Opportunities for Students to Prepare for Livable Wage Jobs.
3. Research and Development for Next Generation Learning Models and Resources for Students and Teachers.
4. Supporting a Statewide Focus on Education System Redesign
Read details about the commitment to education reform on the White House blog.