Browse By:

Thursday January 24, 2019 Login |Register

A Project of

sponsored by

Making HEA an Engine of Economic Productivity and Worker Prosperity

Bookmark and Share Report Misuse or Glitches

Publication Date: May 2007

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Julie Strawn; Amy-Ellen Duke

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Education (Adult, technical, and vocational education)

Type: Brief

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.