Making HEA an Engine of Economic Productivity and Worker Prosperity
Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
Forty-two percent of our current workforce have no more education than a high school diploma or GED. Employers in particular sectors and regions already face skill shortages, a fact that has profound implications for our country’s ability to increase economic productivity and for workers’ ability to earn enough to support their families. This two-pager describes changes that are urgently needed to better align the Higher Education Act with the realities of working adults’ lives and the needs of employers.