Fixing America's Future
Mendels, Pamela, Chief Executive (U.S.)
To stave off a U.S. work force crisis, CEOs are getting more involved in improving the nation's schools.
At first glance, the imposing high school on Irving Avenue in one of the poorer neighborhoods of Brooklyn presents a bleak picture of urban education. The facade of the once-stately brick building with collegiate gothic touches is marred by thick metal doors. The lobby's most striking features are uniformed New York City police officers standing beside a metal detector.
Two flights up, however, colorfully decorated classrooms crackle with conversation, and intimations of change abound. To be sure, the hallways are dim and resources are scarce, but students talk of math …
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Publication information: Article title: Fixing America's Future. Contributors: Mendels, Pamela - Author. Magazine title: Chief Executive (U.S.). Issue: 207 Publication date: April 2005. Page number: 22+. © 1999 Chief Executive Publishing. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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