Foreword

Exciting New Horizons—Unique Challenges

During our nearly four decades of involvement in the educational policy arena at the federal congressional level, we have come to deeply appreciate the importance of education to every aspect of our citizenry’s overall quality of life and cumulatively to that of our nation. Education is the key to the 21st century. An enlightened and humane society requires a well educated populous. Advances in education are directly related to an individual’s employment opportunities, family income, and even one’s physical and psychological health status. Today our educational institutions are facing dramatic challenges as our society undergoes significant demographic and cultural changes. Of particular import ...

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