By John R. Rathgeber
Published by Westfair Online, January 25, 2012
To a significant degree, the quality of a state’s education system determines that state’s long-term economic success.
Students who graduate from high school prepared for the rigors of the modern workplace or college classroom become an indispensable resource for companies seeking to innovate and grow.
In addition, partnerships between a state’s higher-education institutions and businesses facilitate the commercialization of intellectual property, spurring economic development and job creation.