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Imperative 3
Quality Education for All

Our Vision

A quality education is essential to success in an increasingly competitive, ever changing workplace. Education must provide the tools needed for citizens to become solid contributors to the state’s economy, culture, and civic, social and religious life. In our vision, North Carolina's education system will strengthen public schools so every child has an equal opportunity to succeed and every graduate is ready for work or additional education. All citizens of every age will have access to continuing educational opportunities through a seamless education partnership between the secondary and post-secondary educational systems in the state.
Goals
Measures
Commentary
Offer a rigorous public school (K-12) education Reading/Writing Proficiency
Math/science proficiency
College preparedness
Jobs and daily life are becoming more complex and demanding higher levels of skill than they did a generation ago. The national 21st Century Workforce Commission outlines the elements of modern literacy as "the ability to read, write, and compute with competence, think analytically, adapt to change, work in teams, and use technology." A rigorous K-12 education is the foundation for our future.
Make prudent investments in public education

Teacher recruitment
Classroom Resources
High School Graduation Rate

A supportive learning environment for students includes quality and ready resources for schools to help students achieve their potential. The challenge of creating such an environment is magnified by our rapid growth rate and the increasing diversity of the student body.

Build a premier public higher education system Quality Education for All
Community College Quality
Higher Education Access
University Resources
University Innovation
Education pays. In strictly dollar terms, it pays a typical college graduate $20,000 a year more than a high school graduate earns. As low-skill jobs vanish, increasing the state's education level becomes more critical. Significant investments must be made in our public universities and community colleges to make them innovative, accessible and competitive.