The vice-president for public leadership at the Educational Testing Service in Washington had some sobering news at the governor’s education roundtable yesterday in Des Moines. Anthony Carnevale says employers want workers to be better trained than ever before.He says public schools must pay to train those young people, with funding from the state. Carnevale says Iowa’s expected to need more than 100-thousand extra college graduates by the year 2020.He says all education’s valuable in a “knowledge economy” and it begins with increased spending on preschool, grade school, and all the rest of the levels. Governor Tom Vilsack says that’s why he set up the education roundtable, to find the areas where the current system needs repair.Governor Vilsack says the state will also have to bring in more industry and businesses to help pick up the cost of educating our youngsters.
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