Additional Resources

Author Jerry Weast recommends these resources relating to his article:

• “The Condition of College Readiness 2009,” a report by ACT with tables and analysis illustrate the coincidental demands of careers and college, requiring the same level of academic preparation.

• “The High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate High Schools,” by the Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, D.C., provides an issue brief that describes the economic value to communities of an educated workforce.

The Montgomery County, Md., Public Schools website offers information about college readiness, including its Seven Keys to Success.

National Student Clearinghouse. Provides data analysis on any district’s high school graduates on college enrollment and persistence.

• Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. A great change management resource. Broadway Business, New York, N.Y.