We know that higher education attainment results in greater individual earning power. In fact, a worker with a bachelor's degree earns 84 percent more than a worker without a degree - an average value of $2.8 million over the course of a lifetime. And the value of individual attainment is also key to our national economic prosperity because research shows that more than two-thirds of all U.S. jobs will require a postsecondary degree or credential by 2018.
By providing greater postsecondary access and success for all Americans, we build stronger economies, thriving communities, and a greater quality of life. It's clear that higher education remains the best avenue to prosperity, opportunity and a stronger nation.
In our dynamic and global economy, we need to ask whether our workforce is equipped to meet the increasingly complex demands of the 21st century. The answer, as it stands today, is a decisive no.Continue Reading
Jamie Merisotis makes the case for well-designed, efficient federal policy to promote talent development.Continue Reading
Written testimony Prepared for the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on the topic: A Review of Licensing and Credentialing Standards for Servicemembers and Veterans: Do Barriers Still Remain?Continue Reading