>President Obama’s Weekly Address 2/19/11: To Win the Future, America Must Win the Global Competition in Education

>WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Obama said that the United States needs the best trained and best skilled workforce in the world to win the global competition for new jobs and industries. Over the next ten years, nearly half of all new jobs will require education beyond high school. This is why his administration has made education a top priority, enacting reforms like “Race to the Top,” working to make college more affordable, revitalizing community colleges, and launching a nationwide initiative to connect graduates to the businesses that need their skills.

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One response to “>President Obama’s Weekly Address 2/19/11: To Win the Future, America Must Win the Global Competition in Education

  1. >I don't know how we can win the global competition in education when our elected leaders continue to discredit the profession and take away funding.The problem I see is everyone wants the best education, but no one wants to pay for it.

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