Education

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on education and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

Arkansas 2011

Arkansas’ Place in the Rankings
1st Budget Gap
3rd Entrepreneurial Activity
4th Cost of Living
6th Higher-ed Efficiency
6th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
6th Academic R&D Intensity
9th Short-term Job Growth
9th Productivity Growth
9th Per Capita Income Growth
10th Export Intensity Growth
17th STEM Job Growth
17th Job Placement Efficiency
18th Gross State Product Growth
19th Long-term Job Growth
22nd Small Business Lending
24th Small Business Survival Index
24th College Affordability
25th Business Birth Rate

Kansas 2011

Kansas’ Place in the Rankings
6th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
7th Cost of Living
9th College Affordability
10th Median Family Income
14th Export Intensity Growth
15th Higher-ed Efficiency
16th Productivity Growth
16th Export Intensity
18th Growth in Share of National Exports
18th Budget Gap
21st Per Capita Income Growth
21st Export Growth
22nd Higher-ed Degree Output
23rd High-tech Share of All Businesses
24th Academic R&D Intensity
20th Educational Attainment

Colorado 2011

Colorado’s Place in the Rankings
1st Small Business Lending
2nd High-tech Share of All Businesses
2nd Academic R&D Intensity
3rd Entrepreneurial Activity
5th STEM Job Concentration
7th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
8th Median Family Income
10th Small Business Survival Index
10th Educational Attainment
12th State and Local Tax Burden
14th Business Birth Rate
15th Business Tax Climate
15th Higher-ed Degree Output
15th Productivity Growth
16th High Speed Broadband Availability
17th Gross State Product Growth
18th Economic Output Per Job
19th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
22nd Higher-ed Efficiency
24th Long-term Job Growth
25th College Affordability

Wyoming 2011

Wyoming’s Place in the Rankings
1st Long-term Job Growth
1st Gross State Product Growth
1st Productivity Growth
1st Per Capita Income Growth
1st College Affordability
2nd STEM Job Growth
3rd State and Local Tax Burden
4th Economic Output Per Job
4th Business Tax Climate
5th Budget Gap
7th Business Birth Rate
9th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
11th Small Business Lending
19th Median Family Income
23rd Export Growth
25th Academic R&D Intensity
25th High Speed Broadband Availability

Arizona 2011

Arizona’s Place in the Rankings
1st Higher-ed Degree Output
3rd Academic R&D Intensity
5th Business Birth Rate
7th Entrepreneurial Activity
7th Gross State Product Growth
10th Small Business Lending
12th Long-term Job Growth
13th State and Local Tax Burden
13th Small Business Survival Index
13th Productivity Growth
13th Job Placement Efficiency
13th High Speed Broadband Intensity
14th Higher-ed Efficiency
15th High-tech Share of All Businesses
19th Economic Output Per Job
19th STEM Job Concentration
24th High Speed Broadband Availability
25th STEM Job Growth

Washington 2011

Washington’s Place in the Rankings
1st Export Intensity
1st STEM Job Concentration
5th Small Business Survival Index
9th Economic Output Per Job
9th Business Birth Rate
11th Median Family Income
11th STEM Job Growth
11th Business Tax Climate
15th College Affordability
16th Long-term Job Growth
16th Job Placement Efficiency
17th Educational Attainment
17th High Speed Broadband Intensity
17th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
18th High Speed Broadband Availability
19th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
20th Gross State Product Growth
22nd State and Local Tax Burden

West Virginia 2011

West Virginia Coal Conversion Initiative
The West Virginia Coal Conversion Initiative is a comprehensive plan that will encompass public/private development of liquefaction and other coal conversion facilities and infrastructure. These facilities will convert coal into liquid fuels and other products for commercial and non-commercial uses.
The West Virginia Coal Conversion Initiative will focus on the development of state-of-the-art, multi-product facilities that adapt to the changing needs of the marketplace and produce whatever product is most needed at a specific time – be it natural gas, diesel fuel, jet fuel, hydrogen, or chemicals.

Alaska 2011

Alaska’s Place in the Rankings
1st Budget Gap
1st State and Local Tax Burden
2nd Business Tax Climate
2nd Short-term Job Growth
2nd Economic Output Per Job
3rd Long-term Job Growth
3rd Small Business Lending
3rd High Speed Broadband Intensity
5th Academic R&D Intensity
5th College Affordability
6th Gross State Product Growth
6th STEM Job Growth
8th Productivity Growth
10th Per Capita Income Growth
12th Job Placement Efficiency
13th STEM Job Concentration
15th Small Business Survival Index
24th Business Birth Rate

February 12, 2010

If you think about it, every person will inevitably require managing money. Credit, money management, and savings discipline are all an everyday and integral component for operating a successful adult life. So how is it our youth not receive basic and consistent financial education? Believe me, I agree that history, science, mathematics, and language arts are important, but in my opinion, money management is more important.

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