Dallas Morning News
Free community college.
That was a big idea laid down by the governor of Tennessee recently, and for the right reasons. Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, leads a state with a mediocre college-going rate. Improving those numbers would upgrade that state’s workforce and, therefore, its economy. Tennessee’s proposal is a dramatic gesture intended to spur action.
Texas has similar challenges that require dramatic measures. Despite steady gains in producing college graduates, we still occupy low and middling rungs nationally on educational attainment. The competition is stiff out there...
What is the role of the business community in public education?
That was the question area business and education leaders set out to answer Wednesday during the Collin County Business Alliance’s inaugural education summit, hosted by Collin College. The general consensus was that collaboration between businesses and schools, as well as neighboring school districts, would be beneficial...