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Jan. 23, 2007


Higher Ed and the High Schools


Colleges, like factories, need to work with their "supplier community" to
improve the quality of the raw materials they end up shaping, a business
leader told a group of about 120 college leaders and state policy makers
gathered in Washington Monday for a summit on higher education
<http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ProgramsServices/CPA/ACR/Defau
lt1329.htm> 's role in improving America's high schools.

"You want products to come to your factory that are suitable," Craig
Barrett, chairman of the Intel Corporation's board said in industry speak,
pragmatically pointing to a challenge for higher education that so often is
couched in more tender terms.

Speakers at Monday's "Advancing College Readiness" summit outlined the role
higher education leaders should play in ensuring that high school graduates
learn the right skills and graduate ready for college and the workforce. But
some in the audience, while enthusiastic about the premise and willing to
work toward it, seemed a bit skeptical about the potential for change within
a seemingly intractable system - skeptical, and even a bit cynical.

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