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Myra Howze Shiplett, Wendy Russell, Anne M. Khademian, and Lenora Peters Gant
A Well-educated Workforce: Vital Component of National and Economic Security


04 2012

In May 2010, in a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations, Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke of the importance of a well-educated citizenry: “America’s success depends on the success of its individual citizens, just as the progress of humanity ultimately depends on the shared progress of nations. I believe that education has immeasurable power to promote growth and stability in the 21st century.”