My Arkansas New Bureau column this week is about the need to rethink our education system, particularly in light of the continuing economic slowdown. Arkansas – and the rest of the country, frankly – is stuck in a mindset where education begins in kindergarten and ends for most of us at 18 or, if we go to college, 22 or 23. But that’s not the way the work world works now. Adults now need to update their skills – in fact, often retrain themselves. Unfortunately, in Arkansas, adult education is relegated to second-class status.