In order for Alabama to prepare all students for the Knowledge Economy of the 21st Century, Alabama must create an education system that meets students’ diverse needs. This work includes numerous stakeholders, and cannot be accomplished by one organization alone.
In 2018, A+ will continue to set its sights on building a World Class Education System for Alabama. While 2017 was full of challenges, they have created new opportunities to improve and provide more support to students and their teachers across Alabama.
We are again aligning our agenda for policy change to the National Center for Education and the Economy’s August 2016 report 9 Building Blocks for a World-Class Education System. This report distills years of research on high-performing education systems and lays out a framework for states that want their education systems to be among the best in the world.
Our priorities are both regulatory and legislative changes, and we encourage other organizations and individuals to identify their own contributions to the 9 Building Blocks. Together we can create a path forward toward an educational system that ensures all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, graduate prepared to excel in the global knowledge-based economy of the 21st Century.