Sep 27, 2016 - 12:15pm

Monumental Issues: Talking Education with Cheryl Oldham

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Cheryl Oldham visits the Albert Einstein Memorial for this month's Monumental Issues
Cheryl Oldham, senior vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce, at the Albert Einstein Memorial.

As fall returns, children return to school, making education top of mind.

For this installment of Monumental Issues we visit the Albert Einstein Memorial.

“Einstein’s work led to advancements in nuclear energy, space exploration, and applications of light,” says Cheryl Oldham, senior vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  “In other words, he was a pretty smart guy with a great education,”

Unfortunately “too many students in the U.S. aren’t receiving a great education,” Oldham notes. “Among 34 industrialized countries, the U.S. ranks 17th in reading, 21st in science, and 26th in math.”

We must do better.

Improving our schools “means demanding high standards, requiring accountability for academic achievement, and providing high-quality school option for all kids,” says Oldham.

To learn more about how to ensure that all students get a high-quality education, visit the Center for Education and Workforce.

And see previous installments of Monumental Issues.

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Sean Hackbarth
Senior Editor, Digital Content

Sean writes about public policies affecting businesses including energy, health care, and regulations. When not battling those making it harder for free enterprise to succeed, he raves about all things Wisconsin (his home state) and religiously follows the Green Bay Packers.