Aug 24, 2015 - 10:30am

In 5: Our Nation's Education Challenges Demand Smart Solutions

Executive Director, Communications & Strategy


In 5 Education

Ready to get schooled in education?

In the latest In 5 podcast, Cheryl Oldham, vice president of education and workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, walks us through some of the critical challenges facing our country’s current education system, from widely varying grade school standards and a rise in remedial courses in college to a yawning skills gap for new entrants into the labor market.

Oldham also discusses some of the past legislative efforts to address those problems, where they fall short, and what policymakers and local business leaders can do now to better prepare America’s future workforce. You can listen to the podcast below, and check back periodically for new In 5 episodes.

Learn more about the U.S. Chamber's education policy initiatives here.

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J.D. Harrison
Executive Director, Communications & Strategy

J.D. Harrison is the Executive Director for Strategic Communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.