Plan would use military to improve education

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA)- A new initiative by the National Association of State Boards of Education would use military discipline to help teens in their continuing education.

The education initiative Common Ground is set to examine the skills and knowledge young people need to become better students and leaders as they go from high school to the next phase of their lives. According to NASBE, the study will find ways to improve graduation rates, health and fitness among teens, expand career assessment and test preparation, along with evaluating the need for well-trained. teachers.

"Giving all students the best possible education is our goal in Alabama," says Randy McKinney Vice President of the Alabama State Board of Education. McKinney is a chosen member of the panel who will work with other board members, researchers and policy analysts to assess programs developed by and for the military that may be adapted to improve public education.

NASBE hopes that by comparing military discipline to education it will improve the education rates within Alabama. The report will be issued in October at the NASBE Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. The findings will be presented Congress, federal officials, governors, chief state school officers, local education policymakers and the education and military communities.

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