Every day, you read something about the cost of college: about how hard it is for graduates to find jobs, and how many four-year colleges and universities now offer vocational majors, such as computer game design or new media.
Whether educators believe it or not is hard to tell, but more and more parents apparently believe liberal arts and humanities majors don’t cut it today in the job market.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. After stepping down as governor in 2007, Bush created the Foundation for Excellence in Education, which advocates for school choice and higher standards in public education.
In Nashville today, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush sat down for what was billed as “a candid conversation” on education. Jeb Bush has built a reputation as an education reformer.
After stepping down as governor in 2007, Bush created the Foundation for Excellence in Education, which advocates for school choice and higher standards in public education.
“[Education] is the common denominator of a successful life,” Bush told Haslam.
After school in Allyson Chick’s third-grade classroom at Richland Elementary School, a young girl wrote “I love you Ms. Chick!” four times on a whiteboard while a teacher sat at Chick’s feet and talked over instruction strategies.
Chick was named Teacher of the Year by Tennessee’s Department of Education. It’s a competition she says is a bit like Miss America, or Miss Tennessee, for teachers, “I’m completely honored and floored and blown away,” Chick said.