A national expert in education is sharing information on how higher graduation rates can benefit more than just students in Livingston County and across the state.
The negative consequences to society of not receiving a high school diploma are staggering. According to an Alliance for Excellent Education study, the nation could save as much as $18.5 billion associated with crime if the high school male graduation rate increased by only 5 percentage points.
World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System Webinar/EventJuly 12, 2018
In this webinar panelists will discus the key question behind Andreas Schleicher’s new book, World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System. He writes, “Every economic age has its core asset. In the agricultural age that asset was land; in the industrial age it was capital; and in our times, it is the knowledge, skills and character qualities of people. This core asset remains largely untapped and undervalued. It’s time for us to change that.” Schleicher examines the many successes from which to learn, looking seriously and dispassionately at good practice in countries around the world, all to understand what works in which contexts. Join the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) for a spirited and thoughtful conversation between Schleicher and All4Ed’s president Bob Wise.
Inseparable Imperatives: Equity in Education and the Future of the American Economy Report/Fact SheetNovember 26, 2012
This report argues that raising individuals’ education levels will boost their purchasing power and increase the national economy.
EDUCATION DEBATE: Obama and Romney Highlight Education Positions During First Presidential Debate ArticleOctober 15, 2012
Although moderator Jim Lehrer of “PBS NewsHour” did not select education as one of the six segments on which the two candidates would focus during the first presidential debate, both President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney devoted a significant amount of time to the issue.
The Alliance for Excellent Education, Committee for Education Funding, and Coalition for a College- and Career-Ready America held a webinar on September 14, during which panelists discussed the impact of the federal budget debate on education. The webinar (1) provided an explanation of the overall budget process; (2) explained how sequestration would be implemented and its potential impact on early childhood, K–12 and higher education; and (3) discussed what advocates can do to discourage Congress from making major cuts to education programs. Panelists also addressed questions submitted by viewers from across the country.
The High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate High Schools Report/Fact SheetNovember 01, 2011
If the high school students who dropped out of the Class of 2011 had graduated, the nation’s economy would likely have benefitted from nearly $154 billion in additional income over the course of their lifetimes.
THE UNDEREDUCATED AMERICAN: United States Failing to Meet Demand for College-Educated Workers, New Report Finds ArticleJuly 25, 2011
Even though the national unemployment rate continues to hover above 9 percent, individuals with postsecondary education are in high demand among employers and will continue to be as the economic recovery takes hold and hiring picks back up.
Education and the Economy