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.
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.
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.
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.
It's no secret that Latino students are struggling academically to compete with their counterparts. According to the group Excelencia in Education, 21% of Hispanics in America hold an associate's degree or higher. This number is significantly less than males in other groups, such as African Americans (30%) and Whites (44%).
Florida is poised to become a state of mostly low-wage, low-skilled jobs, some experts say. Between 2010 and 2020, the state will add 2.9 million job vacancies from new jobs and retiring workers. Of these, almost half will be jobs for high school graduates and dropouts rather than more educated workers, according to a recent Georgetown University study.
There were plenty of good reasons for the Obama high command to give Bill Clinton a starring role at the Democratic Party’s National Convention in Charlotte. The decision is explained by which groups are in play in this election, the content of President Obama’s campaign program and Clinton’s particular skills.