Political gridlock is real. Bolstering education and the workforce can provide consensus
Education and education access are directly connected to economic growth. Despite the dysfunction in Congress, especially over border issues and foreign aid, there are key education bills that can provide not only solutions for the issues they address but also models for getting things done across a range of other issues.
Two pieces of legislation that could improve our economic future by advancing education and workforce development passed the Committee on Education and the Workforce a few weeks ago with broad and bipartisan support, demonstrating that consensus is not only possible and practical but achievable.
Originally published: January 8, 2024
Author: Stanley Litow
Position: Former President
Institution: IBM Foundation
Published by: The Hechinger Report