Education Issue Spotlight
Few things have greater impact on our country's prosperity and competitive standing in the world than our education system, and the Chamber is focused on fixing its shortcomings. Too many students are not being adequately prepared for college or careers, which has resulted in a persistent skills gap that is leaving millions of Americans unemployed or underemployed while employers struggle to find qualified candidates. Students need to be ready for college or careers; higher education should be more accessible and affordable; and employers must be able to find workers with the right skills. The aim is a workforce that attracts investment, drives growth, and spurs innovation.
State spending on students does not necessarily mean high academic performance. Check out Leaders and Laggards to learn where your state ranks.
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