How do schools prepare students to be both college and career ready? The answer often has focused on improving classroom achievement, but that is only one aspect of getting students ready for post secondary school, work, or some combination of these. The community of education and employment interests who are focused on this issue have recognized that this complex issue involves a mix of approaches and skills that blend technical and academic preparation, and exposure to the job market. Good sources include:
Using data from the School Finance Indicators Database, this report presents an analysis of teacher/non-teacher wage gaps and their relationship with state school spending and fiscal effort.