Re-Prioritize Basic Skills and Technical Training for High School Graduates
Requiring Demonstration of Basic Skills
Jan. 6, 2021
Author(s): Wayne D. Lewis Jr.
Organization(s): American Enterprise Institute
Too often, students who earn a high school diploma lack the minimum knowledge or skills to succeed in college or the workforce, suggests this report from the American Enterprise Institute. The report encourages state policymakers and others to champion commonsense measures that make the high school diploma more meaningful. These basic reforms include ensuring American high school graduates can read and perform basic skills in mathematics, providing curriculum and program options in secondary schools that align with students’ aptitudes and interests and regional workforce demand, and investing in and prioritizing rigorous, industry-aligned career and technical education programs.