GIVE A man a fish, he can eat for a day. Teach him to fish, he can eat for a lifetime. The report issued by the director of the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board is a wake-up call to get Philadelphia's educational level up to par with the rest of the state. We need a unified effort to confront this problem, and a diverse collaboration that will benefit everybody.

Target the individuals who fit the characteristics in the report. I would recommend that a forum of educators, chamber of commerce directors and public servants be included. Solutions bring people together.

Robert Mims