What Employers REALLY Want From Our Schools

Sometimes we learn the most about education by seeing it through the eyes of the people outside of it. Last month, I had the opportunity to deliver the closing keynote address at a large leadership conference for Human Resources professionals across the Pacific Northwest. After the keynote, I held a smaller breakout session, where I led a group of these HR pros through an exercise examining the connection between how we’re educating our students, and how they’re showing up in the workforce. I asked them: As HR professionals, what do you need from the K-12 system to better prepare your employees for success in the workplace?