Today, literacy in technology has become equally as important as literacy in the English language. Computers are used to calibrate machines and settings, which in turn improves productivity and increases efficiency. Practiced and proficiently trained workers are in high demand as technological advancements are rapidly introduced and international competition increases.

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