This from the Associated Press.
[Tennessee Governor Phil] Bredesen wants to tailor community college programs to offer courses on retail management.and
Bredesen, a Democrat, pitched his proposal on how to address a management shortage at big-box retail stores on a recent trip to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.
While no formal arrangement has been struck, Bredesen and Wal-Mart officials agreed to work on developing a curriculum.
Still, Bredesen acknowledged, there are bound to be some skeptics about his plans to work with Wal-Mart on educational programs.
"You can't do anything without some criticisms," Bredesen said. "But I certainly think that when you have an employer of that size — who has that many good jobs that they are saying need to be filled — we need to respond to that."
Will Chinese be the required foreign language? Don't overlook our 'need' to respond to the educational needs of businesses. Frankly, I think we 'need' to respond to the dropout rate first.