The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the National Chamber Foundation will bring together leaders in business, education, and workforce development to discuss issues which are vital to America’s competitiveness. Connecting the Dots: Education, Policy, Workforce will bridge the gap between creating policies and the dynamic and challenging road to implementation.
Join us for the 2012 HELP WANTED conference on September 20 in Washington, D.C. for a robust conversation on how America is addressing the skills gap crisis. This exciting one day conference will bring together business leaders, policy makers, and innovative education nonprofits to discuss a wide variety of issues throughout postsecondary education and workforce.
The United States' failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country's ability to thrive in a global economy and maintain its leadership role, finds the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) report, U.S. Education Reform and National Security. This event will link the business community and their commitment to improving the education system with the global security issues that have been identified.
School boards can be responsible for everything from approving performance evaluation systems, hiring district leadership, and negotiating union contracts, to developing and enforcing budgets. Their decisions have consequences for local school systems, but there is limited information available about how they function. Now, given the recent trend toward increased local control, school boards are likely to have increased authority over accountability decisions in the future.