Matt Williams: Move to Competency-Based Learning

KnowledgeWorks Vice President of National Advocacy and Partnerships Matt Williams is part of a lively discussion on the National Journal’s Education Expert blog in response to the editor’s topic, “Why Skills Matter, Politically” This was first published just before President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he touted the economic advantages of allowing highly skilled foreign college graduates and entrepreneurs to remain in the country, and on the heels of survey results released by CompTIA, an information technology association, that report, “97 percent of teens and young adults report loving or liking technology, only 18 percent report a definitive interest in a career in technology.”

Williams writes: “…a more competitive, responsive educational system that not only drives attainment but economic development, our nation needs a system where students at all levels of school are proficient in content and skills and in applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating new knowledge.” Click here to read Williams’ complete post.

Jesse Moyer

Written by: Jesse Moyer

Jesse Moyer is the Senior Director, School Development with KnowledgeWorks. He is a believer in public education working and passionate about family, sports and fishing.

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