Free Enterprise Staff  | September 17, 2015

The Biggest Challenges Facing the U.S. Education System

This post originally appeared in Above the Fold, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s digital platform featuring analysis, commentary, and real stories about the intersection of government and politics. 

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In the latest episode of our podcast, The Business Impact, Cheryl Oldham, vice president of education and workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, walks us through some of the critical challenges facing our country’s current education system, from widely varying grade school standards and a rise in remedial courses in college to a yawning skills gap for new entrants into the labor market.

Oldham also discusses some of the past legislative efforts to address those problems, where they fall short, and what policymakers and local business leaders can do now to better prepare America’s future workforce. You can listen to the podcast below, and check back periodically for new episodes of The Business Impact.