Fact Sheet Postsecondary Education and Training as We Know It Is Not Enough - Summary
Anthony P. Carnevale
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The Obama administration has emphasized postsecondary education as the key to its jobs policy, continuing a long-held federal strategy while broadening its goals beyond traditional four-year schools. But disadvantaged students and working adults may still fall through the cracksand educating college-age youth alone can't meet the nation's employment and social policy objectives. While the focus on college has gone up, federal spending on adult employment and training programs and high school career and technical education has declined. As the nation recovers from the recession, we need to pay more attention to these alternative paths and do more to link education and jobs.
Research Areas Education Children and youth Social safety net
Tags Higher education Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Economic well-being
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population