so that people can get to the appropriate medical provider.
Our goal is to provide long-term solutions that work for both the surgeons in the northern panhandle and all physicians in the state.
We are continuing to carefully monitor the situation throughout McDowell and several other southern counties, ... We are ready to help wherever needed.
To me, this goes beyond disappointing. It shows that we are failing to gain ground on the very conditions we need to reverse to improve our graduation rates and produce more students who are ready for college and the workforce.
Reading is the heart of learning, and Illinois and the nation are in the literacy emergency room showing a flat line on the education EKG. The state's results clearly demonstrate that we still are not doing what is needed to help these older students build the reading skills they will need to deal with increasingly complex high school courses.
And that's just one year (of dropouts). Take 10 years of dropouts and you can see the even greater cost.
Their parents and grandparents did not face the same job market. It's estimated that by the year 2010 only eight percent of the jobs in this country will be able to be handled by a high school dropout. Approximately thirty years ago 30 percent of jobs could have been handled by a high school dropout.