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With American corporations investing some $3 billion annually to upgrade the writing skills of their employees, schools should pay more attention to improving instruction across the curriculum, a report says.

The report—released by the National Commission on Writing for America’s Families, Schools, and Colleges, which is part of the New York City-based College Board—is based on a survey of 120 business leaders in large corporations. It concludes that while advancements in technology have fueled perceptions that writing skills are not essential, the skill is perhaps more important than ever.

Vol. 24, Issue 05, Page 11

Published in Print: September 29, 2004, as Writing Skills

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