It Takes SKILLS to Reform our Nation’s Outdated Workforce Development System
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It Takes SKILLS to Reform our Nation’s Outdated Workforce Development System

It is a rare occurrence that republican House members agree with the President on a particular issue. But it occurred earlier this week during the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce (Putting America Back to Work: Reforming the Nation’s Workforce Investment System), chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC).  Rep. Foxx agreed with a statement made … Continue reading

The Details behind President Obama’s Universal Preschool Program
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The Details behind President Obama’s Universal Preschool Program

In his State of the Union address, President Obama unveiled his administration’s goal to introduce universal preschool for children four years of age, from low and moderate-income families. To finance this, the White House’s goal is to allocate federal funds to states based on their share of four-year olds from low- and moderate-income families, as … Continue reading

The President’s Puzzling Proposal to fix America’s Flawed Educational System
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The President’s Puzzling Proposal to fix America’s Flawed Educational System

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama addressed improving the educational standards for American students from preschool to higher education. Analyzing the President’s actions during his first term illustrates that the Obama administration’s main belief is that the federal government needs to get involved in the education of all American students.  So it … Continue reading

Why ESEA Flexibility Waivers are not the Solution
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Why ESEA Flexibility Waivers are not the Solution

Attending the U.S. Senate Commission on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) helped to illustrate certain key points about current Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waivers. One point is that due to the inability of Congress to reauthorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB), states have had to turn to the federal government to seek … Continue reading

A Missing link between Smart Students and Competitive Universities
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A Missing link between Smart Students and Competitive Universities

As another National School Choice week draws to a close, the underlying theme of elementary and secondary school choice resonates throughout the goal of the week. However, another question of choice is all too often left unexplored. Why are academically successful low-income students in America choosing not to apply to selective higher educational institutions? Lower … Continue reading

The Future of STEM Education rests on the shoulders of the Private Sector
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The Future of STEM Education rests on the shoulders of the Private Sector

With the recent surge in America’s engineering and technical services sectors, jobs in these sectors have become more readily available and those companies are looking to hire within the United States. Reviewing data from the Department of Commerce, the American Action Forum has found, positions in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields are … Continue reading