The Evolving Link Between Learning and Earning:
Connecting postsecondary and workforce data is critical to preparing students for careers that will earn them a living wage.
How well is our nation’s education system aligned to the realities of the 21st century workforce and globally competitive economy? Well, just ask any parents whose kid has had to move home to live in their basement after graduating college in the last several years.
There’s a popular phrase that makes a powerful point: learning is earning. It’s true. The more education you have, the more likely you are to become and remain gainfully employed, and thus climb higher up the economic ladder.
One of the many important policies to come out of this year’s legislative session in Nevada is one that expands school choice significantly. Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) put the power of choice into the hands of all families, regardless of income and circumstance, making them empowered education consumers. Clint Bullock of the Goldwater Institute penned this informative op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. It does a sound job of explaining how this policy works, and its larger implications nationwide.
America Succeeds America Succeeds is a network of non-partisan, business-led, policy and advocacy organizations that offer an informed and credible “business voice for education” in each state. We believe great schools are good business.
To elevate and expand America’s business voice for
the dramatic and continuous improvement of public
Who We Are
America Succeeds is a network of non-partisan,
business-led, policy and advocacy organizations that
offer an informed and credible “business voice for
education” in each state. We believe great schools
are good business.
Business Voice for Education
America Succeeds is committed to developing a
network of affiliated, non-partisan, business-led,
policy and advocacy organizations that offer an
informed and credible “business voice for education”
in every state.
The business community has the opportunity, obligation, and capacity to
improve our system so that every student is prepared to succeed in a
competitive global economy. Click here to learn more
Our work is guided by five core business principles that we contend are also critical to optimizing the public education system: accountability, transparency, customer-focuses, choice and competition, and return on investment. Why BusinessCore Principles
America Succeeds exists to protect and advance the American Dream, which
is predicated upon all children having access to quality education. We
work with our state affiliates to accomplish this goal.
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Colorado Succeeds was founded on the premise that the business
community has the obligation, opportunity and capacity to increase
the college and workforce readiness of all students through an
ambitious, aggressive and comprehensive reform agenda.
Idaho Business for Education is comprised of Idaho CEOs and company presidents, who share a
common goal — Better Education in Idaho. The members of IBE are
passionate about improving Idaho’s educational system in all
As the business voice for education, Nevada Succeeds demands
effective performance from our education system and is dedicated to
creating a climate for successful student achievement in Nevada.
BEST NC is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of business leaders
committed to improving North Carolina’s public education system
through policy and advocacy.
America Succeeds believes the most important changes
in education are occurring through policies adopted
at the state level. Affiliates produce and publish
reports that shine light on specific policies and
practices. They share innovative ideas and best
practices for systemic transformation. For more,