This is a time for action. Talk and paralyzing debate cannot take the place of action. Central Ohio can afford nothing less than to grow the nation’s leading
21st century-educated workforce. But to improve their performance, our schools, adult career-technical centers, colleges, and universities need a change strategy that embraces a set of integrated policies and practices that together aim to increase substantially the number of area citizens who earn a postsecondary certificate or degree.
Good things are already happening in the region’s school districts and institutions of higher education. But they are not enough. Therefore, Compact members are ready to act—to take on this challenge with an earnest commitment to four strategic principles.