The skills of amrican workforce

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NCEE created the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce to chart a course for the United States in a much more complicated global economy. The Commission released its recommendations to the public on December 14, 2006.

The final report proposes a restructuring that America’s economic preeminence hinges on the preeminence of our educational system. Unfortunately, America has been lagging behind on key educational indicators for quite some time. Nothing short of radical change will turn the situation around. The final report will propose a restructuring of educational priorities that will have a major impact on all levels of education – from preschool to college and beyond.

The book contains the final commission report, an executive summary of the report, and very brief summaries of the longer studies that helped inform the report – on the challenges of Asia, educating for innovation, early education, workforce training, and international perspectives. Bullet points, graphs, pie-charts, and sidebar items will help illustrate and clarify the recommendations.

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