Gov. Greg Abbott has rightly pointed out that if Texas were a country, its economy would rank 10th in the world. Our businesses here in Houston, and across the state, regularly invest in science, technology, engineering and math industries, making us a significant producer of the most sought-after goods and services in the global marketplace.
To maintain our position of strength, we must align our education system to our state’s employment needs. Maintaining a pre-eminent economy and workforce begins with giving students the skills needed to adapt across multiple jobs and even careers within a lifetime.
This process must begin as early as Pre-K and include recruiting professionals from all industries to engage and inspire students along their journey to graduation. Over the past 20 years, our education system has grown by nearly 2 million students to now serve almost 5.2 million across the state.