Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Out with the Department of Education, and in with the Department of Talent? - Jeffrey J. Selingo, Washington Post

Jamie Merisotis lays out a compelling case in his new book, America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating & Deploying the 21st-Century Workforce, that instead of eliminating the Department of Education — a favorite target of politicians — it needs to be remade, along with a number of other federal agencies, into a new Department of Talent to grow the future skilled workforce. “The only way we will ever get to a truly coordinated national talent strategy is to make sure that the people who control the allocation of resources and implement policy actually work together,” Merisotis writes. Merisotis is president of the Lumina Foundation, which has handed out hundreds of millions of dollars in grants in recent years advocating for new pathways through higher education so that more Americans can earn credentials with value in the job market. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/01/07/out-with-the-department-of-education-and-in-with-the-department-of-talent/

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