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Jamie Merisotis

Jamie Merisotis is a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, education, and public policy. Since 2008, he has served as president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. He previously served as co-founder and president...Read bio »

3 Key Tests to Find the Right College for You

Oct 13, 2015

Money magazine talks to Jamie Merisotis about the three major factors to consider when picking the right college.

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Free the Funds!

Oct 09, 2015

The 2016 presidential campaigns have begun to focus on higher education in some important ways, with candidates like Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio underscoring the rising cost of college, the impacts of student debt, and how to make college more affordable. Those are critical issues, to be sure, but there’s another way the government could use its resources to help students get exactly the education they need.

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Arne Duncan’s Legacy: The Difference That Strong Leadership Can Make

Oct 05, 2015

Arne Duncan’s recent announcement that he’ll be departing as U.S. secretary of education provides an opportunity to reflect on his accomplishments in bringing critical higher-education issues to the forefront and helping tackle some of the sector’s most pressing challenges.

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Five Ways to Deploy a 21st Century Workforce

Sep 15, 2015

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.

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Why the United States Needs a 'Department of Talent'

Sep 12, 2015

Jamie Merisotis makes the case for well-designed, efficient federal policy to promote talent development.

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Merisotis Urges Congress to Improve Veterans Education to Meet National Talent Needs

Sep 10, 2015

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?

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What New Orleans Needs in the Next Post-Katrina Decade

Aug 29, 2015

As the nation remembers the destruction and devastation of Hurricane Katrina in light of the tragedy's 10th anniversary this weekend, we also should celebrate the indomitable resolve and resilience of New Orleans - and look to what's next for the city to position itself for 21st century success.

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Why We Need a U.S. Department of Talent

Aug 27, 2015

If you tell an audience these days that the way to solve big national problems is to reorganize the federal government, you’re liable to get laughed offstage. And I can understand why. Not only is faith in the federal government at near-historic lows, but the record of some past efforts at federal reorganization does not necessarily inspire confidence…

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Urban League's RISE Katrina 10 Conference, closing remarks

Aug 26, 2015

Prepared remarks to close “Education Town Hall” At Urban League’s KatrinaRISE Conference, Hyatt Regency—New Orleans, Aug. 26, 2015

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