Forbes Throughout most of U.S. history, American high school students were routinely taught vocational and job-ready skills along with the 3s: reading, writing and arithmetic. Indeed readers of a certain age are likely to have fond memories of huddling over wooden workbenches learning a craft such as woodwork or maybe metal work, or any one […]
Leading on College Tuition Reform?
| Forbes | Last January, President Barack Obama announced a plan to make two-year community college free for all Americans. This week, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her New College Compact, a $350 billion program to make four-year college programs tuition-free for students at public universities. Two other prominent Democratic Presidential candidates, […]
Clinton’s Plan To Expand Apprenticeship Makes Good Dollars And Sense
Published on Forbes During a recent forum at South Carolina’s Trident Technical College, candidate Hillary Clinton proposed a tax incentive to encourage employers to take on more apprentices. With unemployment among 18 to 34 year olds at 7.8%, and nearly 15% among young African-American adults, the need for more apprenticeships and other forms of skills […]
What Is The One Thing That Can Strengthen America’s Economic Armor?
| Published on Forbes | In May 2015, automaker Volvo finalized a deal that will move most of its North American production to South Carolina, where its new plant should be operational in 2018, employing 2,000 people and rolling out some 100,000 new vehicles each year. In coming to the U.S., Volvo is following the […]
Student Loan Debt: Is College the Best Investment?
Could student loan debt cause the next sub prime mortgage crisis in the US? While some analysts think this prediction is alarmist, others believe it is spot on. Whatever your point of view, there’s no denying that, with US student loan debt reaching a record $1.2 trillion, it is a serious problem. “It’s bad. Student […]
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