Our Central Valley
has become a focal point for growth in California. It is seen by many
as the region that could serve as a template for smart growth throughout
the state. It's about potential.
But beneath that
potential are some disturbing educational issues that can blur the future
of the New Valley as a vital, diversified region with a thriving workforce.
Overcrowded classrooms, teachers in short supply, and language barriers,
lagging college preparation. All are serious points of concern as we
look toward future growth.
If the valley is
to meet expectations our workforce is going to have to be well educated
and positioned to handle the demands the 21st century will present.
It's the "well educated" aspect of the formula that is the
concern of this edition of New
Valley. Are we Making The