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High School Junior's View on Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship: A National Survey

Junior Achievement and the National Chamber Foundation believe that the solution to the current national economic instability lies in the principles of a free enterprise system and entrepreneurship. However, exactly ehat the U.S. population, particularly high school students, understands about the basic tenets and benefits of a free enterprise system or entrepreneurship remains unlear.

In an effort to better understand where these knowledge gaps exist, Junior Achievement, in partnership with the National Chamber Foundation researched high school juniors' understanding of the free enterprise system ad how it effects job creation.

A Discussion of Obstacles to Innovation in Higher Education

July 1, 2011

If the United States is going to educate more of its population to higher levels of attainment, policymakers will have to reconsider basic assumptions about the way higher education is funded and regulated. Higher education leaders will also have to take a hard look at their institution’s capacity for change and assess whether they are embracing technology in a way that lowers costs and improves quality.