ERIC Number: ED278742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Nov-14
Halfway Home and a Long Way To Go. The Report of the 1986 Commission on the Future of the South.
Betts, Doris; White, Jessie L., Jr.
This report was produced to mobilize support for those public policies and public-private partnerships which will increase the per capita income and reduce poverty and unemployment for Southerners. The Commission on the Future of the South developed the following 10 regional objectives to be attained for all southerners by 1992: (1) provide a nationally competitive education for all southern students; (2) eliminate adult functional illiteracy; (3) prepare a flexible, globally competitive work force; (4) strengthen society as a whole by strengthening at-risk families; (5) increase the economic development role of higher education; (6) increase the South's capacity to generate and use technology; (7) implement new economic development strategies aimed at home-grown business and industry; (8) enhance the South's natural and cultural resources; (9) develop pragmatic leaders with a global vision; and (10) improve the structure and performance of state and local governments. This report details these objectives, concluding that if they are not addressed, the South will stand still while a bustling world economy moves into the next century and leaves its citizens behind. (LHW)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Growth Policies Board, Research Triangle Park, NC.