“The School That Will Get You That Job” – Meridian Board Member Stanley Litow Weighs In

Time Magazine Cover - February 14, 2014


In the post-recession grapple with youth unemployment in the United States, the debate over education reform needs a practical solution – one that builds a skilled and marketable workforce. According to Stanley Litow, IBM’s vice president of corporate citizenship and corporate affairs and Board Member of Meridian International Center, that solution is not private schools but private corporations.

In a February Time Magazine article, Litow and other corporate representatives from fortune 500 companies outline their innovative new P-Tech high schools- which boast a six year curriculum focusing heavily on STEM and business courses- and the new face of education reform: direct partnerships between skilled students looking to get a middle- income job and companies looking for skilled mid-level workers.  Read on.