|If You Want Our Economy Fixed, Fix Education|
|posted by: Larisa | July 26, 2012, 09:14 PM|
Education reformer Kevin P. Chavous penned an op-ed connecting improvements in education to a rebounding economy. What do you think?
“News flash: Do you want to know the best way to solve the economic problems in America? By closing the education achievement gap. That's right. If we fix education, we will fix our economy. That fact became clear to me in 2009 when I was invited by US Education Secretary Arne Duncan to a presentation of the findings of a report on the economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools. This report was conducted by McKinsey & Company, a highly regarded global consulting firm. I had always believed that there was a link between education and our economy, but I had no idea how closely the two were related until these findings were revealed.”
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