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January 2004: The Future lies in Education Today

Some ideas for a new vision

Compared to other economies in the region, Puerto Rico’s educational system has lowered the historically low levels of illiteracy and increased the demand for professionals, such as, engineers, registered nurses, and teachers. Despite such success, there are problems. In this issue, find out how the island compares internationally; what are the threats and possible outcomes if solutions are not adopted. Can PR afford to squander its most valuable resource: people? Is this the time to develop a new vision of what the new educational system of Puerto Rico should look like in the next twenty years?