The Department of Education released the contents of the agency’s $68.6 billion dollar portion of the President’s 2015 budget proposal this week, and with it outlined the initiatives it plans to focus on in the coming year.
By: Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO, Women’s World Banking
“That would make us feel very proud and our lives would be very happy every day.”
Raising academic standards for students in the U.S. is imperative to fostering college and career readiness and to keep our nation globally competitive.
Over the last few years, the United States has endured one of the greatest economic downturns since the Great Depression. Yet during this time of high unemployment, around the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s boardroom table, we have consistently heard that employers from nearly every industry were struggling to find workers with the skills to fill vacancies.
How could this be?