Schooling has lengthy been a cornerstone of what makes North Carolina nice. As members of The Hunt Institute’s board of administrators, we ardently imagine in Governor Hunt’s imaginative and prescient of bipartisan management fostering an training system that ensures our state is ready to satisfy the wants of a rising economic system.
Reasonably than viewing the programs that make up our training continuum in silos, we imagine it’s essential to as a substitute think about a system that serves every scholar in our state from start to getting into the workforce. We all know doing so requires the suitable leaders be on the desk.
The Hunt-Lee Fee’s purpose is to do precisely that — carry collectively a various group of leaders throughout coverage, training, enterprise, and philanthropy to ask a key query: If we may wave a magic wand to remodel training in our state, what would we do?
During the last six months, this fee has met to review and talk about challenges which have lengthy been sticking factors for North Carolina’s training system. We have now heard from state and nationwide specialists on methods to actually transfer the needle on instructional outcomes by strengthening transitions in training, constructing and sustaining governance constructions that help alignment, creating funding programs that meet the wants of learners throughout our state, and making certain that all college students constantly have entry to a high-quality training.
The power of the fee lies within the voices of the practitioners and policymakers on the desk who hearken to and be taught from one another. Throughout every assembly, fee members work collectively to synthesize what we be taught, apply the proof and issues to our North Carolina context, and determine suggestions for subsequent steps. In our expertise, devoted time and area for these cross-sector conversations hardly ever exists, and it has been deeply impactful to witness new connections being made by means of our time collectively.
As we start the brand new yr, our focus stays on figuring out actionable steps throughout coverage and follow that can foster alignment and innovation. This spring, the fee will launch a closing report and proposals to mirror our work up to now. We welcome the chance to finish the work for this report collectively. We additionally sit up for working with the commissioners to make sure the large concepts we put forth rework into motion.
We’re deeply dedicated to this work, and we hope these conversations gained’t cease in April. We imagine there’s nice alternative for this work to proceed, giving area for dialogue throughout sectors, political events, areas, and particular pursuits to uncover options that can each do proper by our kids and strengthen our state for years to come back.