State Superintendent Catherine Truitt declares 2022 ‘the year of the workforce’

Truitt, who is entering the second year of her term as state superintendent, walked the Board through her vision and plans for the upcoming year. One of her goals is to better define what skills students need for success and adjust school accountability measures accordingly.

“We have got to redefine what the purpose of K-12 education is. Some would say it’s to produce critical thinkers,” she said, “but my team and I believe that the purpose of a public K-12 education is to prepare students for the postsecondary plans of their choice so that they can be a functioning member of the workforce.”

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