Understanding and Implementing the A-G Rigorous Curriculum In Oakland High Schools
Our economy has evolved. Over the past two decades, the technological age has brought about a fundamental shift in the workplace that has wiped out decades-old ideas about entry-level skills. In 1950, 20% of jobs were classified as skilled. Now, about 85% of jobs are. Excpectations for college and career are merging. Indeed, the skill readiness required to succeed in college and the workforce are one in the same. In other words, ready for work and ready for college mean the same thing-being ready for life. This means implementing “rigor” into the core high school curriculum through the A-G sequence so that all high school graduates are empowered to make meaningful choices after high school.