• New Job Loss Study: The Less Educated Are The Hardest Hit

    What group of workers has been hit hardest since the recession started in late 2007? Though the media runs lots of stories about the plight of college graduates, and focuses on differences between male and female job seekers (hence the term “man-cession”), a new study from Georgetown University shows that the workers who have suffered the most are those with no more than a high school education.

  • One More Time: Yes, College Is Worth It

    Sky-high student debt and countless stories about the plight of unemployed or underemployed college graduates has prompted a new wave of speculation as to whether college is really worth it. So perhaps some you might need this reminder: you know what’s even harder than not having a job? Not having a job or a college degree.

  • Job Losses Persist for the Less-Educated

    After suffering the largest share of job losses in the recession, Americans with no more than a high school education have continued to lose jobs during the sputtering recovery while better-educated people have gained millions of jobs, according to a Georgetown University study.

  • How Ryanization threatens the GOP

    There is the idea of having Paul Ryan on the Republican ticket, and then there is the reality. If conservative ideologues are over the moon at having their favorite conviction politician as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, many Republican professionals — particularly those running this fall — are petrified. They freely express private fears that Democrats will succeed in Ryanizing the entire GOP.

  • Paul Ryan and the triumph of theory

    If Paul Ryan were a liberal, conservatives would describe him as a creature of Washington who has spent virtually all of his professional life as a congressional aide, a staffer at an ideological think tank and, finally, as a member of Congress. In the right’s shorthand: He never met a payroll.

  • Economic downturn spotlights college advantage

    The Great Recession that began in December 2007 hit America hard and exposed many of the shortcomings of our nation’s workforce. Now, a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, co-funded by Lumina Foundation, shows undereducated workers are increasingly being left behind and that policymakers, employers and institutions must do more to produce the skilled talent our nation needs to compete more effectively in the global economy.

  • A Service Science Perspective on Higher Education

    Let’s start with the basics and answer this question: What is a service and how important is service in society?

  • Romney and his fictional Obama

    Here’s a chance for all who think Obamacare is a socialist Big Government scheme to put their money where their ideology is: If you truly hate the Affordable Care Act, you must send back any of those rebate checks you receive from your insurance companies thanks to the new law.

  • Community Colleges Could Help Solve the 'Skills Crisis'

    According to a 2011 Report by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, by 2018 some 92 percent of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workers will need post-secondary education.

  • Alabama's economy creating wrong kind of jobs, labor experts say

    Alabama's economy is finally beginning to create jobs again, but there is a big problem, according to labor experts from Georgetown University and across the state.