The Skills Schools Aren't Teaching But Must

By Mike Bloomberg and Jamie Dimon - MAY. 16, 2016

The U.S. presidential campaign has focused a great deal on the need to expand economic opportunity, but candidates in both parties have not said enough about how they would achieve it. While helping more students go to college has been a topic of discussion and is a vitally important goal, what about those who do not go -- or who drop out of high school? They are largely being ignored, as they have been for decades, by an education system that is stuck in the past. That must change.

We will not solve the critical challenges of poverty, underemployment, wage stagnation and bulging prisons unless we get serious about investing in effective programs that prepare kids who are not immediately college-bound for middle-class jobs. Other countries -- such as Germany and Switzerland -- have figured this out. We must, too.

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MIKE BLOOMBERG

Mike is committed to improving education in America by supporting a number of efforts to drive important reforms and improve student outcomes.

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WHY EDUCATION
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