Wisconsin's public colleges and universities aren't making the grade as tuition rises at three times the rate of inflation and student loan debt soars, according to a sobering state-by-state "Leaders & Laggards" report card issued Tuesday in Washington. Whether schools are adequately preparing students for the job market - and are being held accountable for student success by elected officials and the public - are key questions raised by the third edition of the "Leaders & Laggards" series report card by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, an affiliate of the politically conservative U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The state of Texas leads the nation in some college achievement categories and underperforms in others, according to a report released today by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The state did worse than average in access to college and student achievement. Texas also received mediocre grades for innovation in higher education.
Florida gets high marks for opening colleges to students, keeping them there and preparing them for the workforce, according to a report released Tuesday. The report, from the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, graded states on how well their public colleges and universities train students for postgraduate careers. The institute is affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The report gave states more F’s than A’s, which the study’s authors called “sobering.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released today the third edition of its Leaders & Laggards series, “A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education.” The report examines public colleges and universities in all 50 states, including four-year and two-year institutions, and is designed to provide an in-depth evaluation of data and a careful analysis of postsecondary performance and policy across states.
On June 14, 2012, the Business Education Network (BEN), will host an event titled, A Smarter America = A Safer America, to discuss and analyze a report released in March by The Council on Foreign Relations titled, U.S. Education Reform and National Security. The report was written by a task force of business leaders, education experts, and national security authorities. Led by former Secretary of the Army, Pete Geren and Former Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, the task force concluded that human capital is the nation’s most important asset and the failure to have a highly-educated workforce puts our physical safety at risk.
Earlier this year, we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the landmark education reform law, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). That milestone provides the opportunity for us to look at the role the business community must play to improve education. We will not have businesses that thrive and grow in this global knowledge economy if we do not have an educated, skilled, and able workforce. We have the opportunity to look at where we are making progress in educating our nation’s students, where we need to go, and how we stack up to other countries.
The thickest pair of rose-colored glasses can't hide the Seattle School Board's tendency to devolve into dysfunction. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's report tells Seattle what most of us already know.
Local businesses can and should influence education reform, concludes a new study of how 13 business partnerships have recently done so in communities throughout the United States. Businesses can work with local school boards to make schools more accountable, effective, and focused on student needs, says “School Board Case Studies,” published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is out with a scathing report on the Seattle School District detailing what it calls "micromanagement on steroids." The U.S. Chamber of Commerce report says the Seattle School District suffers from a lack of direction, and that the board is mired in fighting with each rather than focusing on what's best for the students.
Zero. Out of more than 1,000 questions asked during 20 primary presidential debates, there was not one on an issue that military leaders have called a matter of urgent national security, economists have called critical to America's competitive future, law enforcement officials have called a key tool in reducing crime and educators have called vital to academic success. The issue-early childhood education.