“While trying to improve math, science, and technology in our schools, we’ve neglected writing,” said Commission member Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board, which founded the Commission. “Writing is a fundamental professional skill. Most of the new jobs in the years ahead will emphasize writing. If students want professional work in service firms, in banking, finance, insurance, and real estate, they must know how to communicate on paper clearly and concisely.”
–Writing Skills Necessary for Employment, Says Big Business (The National Commission on Writing)
This is a press release associated with “Writing: A Ticket to Work… Or a Ticket Out (pdf/356k)“.
Fie on the organization for releasing their findings as a PDF. I’m going to print out for later.
Thanks for the e-mail, Mike.