education and workforce policy
Thursday May 9, 2013by Nancy Hoffman
Most U.S. educators give me a quizzical look when I mention that I just returned from a study tour of the Swiss Vocational System with ten representatives of the Pathways to Prosperity State Network at the invitation of the Swiss government. Isn’t that the country known for watches, skiing, and chocolate? Well, yes, but Switzerland has arguably...
Tuesday May 7, 2013by Rachel Pleasants McDonnell
Fordham Institute Executive VP Michael Petrilli last week wrote an op-ed for Bloomberg View decrying the use of Pell Grants to pay for the remedial education courses needed by many students in preparation for taking community college classes: A huge proportion of this $40 billion annual federal investment is flowing to people who simply aren’t...
Tuesday April 16, 2013by Jobs for the Future
Written by Kathryn Young, JFF Education Policy Director; and Mary Gardner Clagett, JFF Workforce Policy Director * * * * * On Wednesday, President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2014 budget. At a time when there is much negative news coming from Washington, this budget is actually quite uplifting. Yes, it does address deficit reduction by cutting...
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