Gov. Bob Wise: “Education, workforce and literacy: An alliance for excellent education”

President of the Alliance for Excellent Education
President of the Alliance for Excellent Education

Join Radio Higher Ed co-hosts Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin and Elise Scanlon for a conversation with Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia and President of the Alliance for Excellent Education.  Governor Wise addresses challenges for students who transition between K-12 and higher education, the relationship between education and the workforce, and literacy efforts.


Individual Questions:
Major impediments to graduating students ready for college and career (1:42)
Challenges for transitions between K-12 and postsecondary education (1:05)
Student financial aid, or ‘asset preparation (1:59)
Implementation of the Common Core (3:03)
America’s challenge to educate students of color and low-income students (3:40)
Who are ‘properly educated students’ and what is their impact on the economy? (3:32)
Relationship between education and the workforce (6:22)
How do we ensure proficiency in reading for all Americans? (4:09)
The evolution of perspectives in education reform (5:42)
Influence of Tae Kwon Do on professional life (1:06)
What issue or concern would you raise with President Obama? (3:13)
Analysis and Commentary (23:40)


Podcast Intro and Exit music by Won (FLT RSK) / CC BY-NC 3.0

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