By Sheryll Poe, Senior Writer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
By Keith J. Peden, senior vice president of Human Resources and Security for Raytheon Company.
Over the course of our continuing series leading up to the release of our report, Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education
We started the lead-up to the June 19th release of our report, Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education, with a look at the skyrocketing costs and inefficiency of higher education in the blog “One Really Expensive Graduation Party.” The second part of the series went into more detail on one of the leading causes of that inefficiency
In my last blog entry, “One Really Expensive Graduation Party,” I talked a bit about the skyrocketing costs of producing degrees at public two- and four-year colleges.
There is no doubt that the U.S. education system impacts every sector of our society. Some of the connections and consequences on the business community are easily understood, such as the impact of a widening skills gap. Some connections however, are not so obvious.
We’re nearing the end of May, which means we’re right smack in the middle of college commencement season. Maybe your child or another family member is graduating (congratulations!), and you’ll be taking part in some festivities yourself this year.
This op-ed by former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings first appeared on The Hill's Congress Blog.