Why Employeers Are Unsatisfied With College Grads

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Employer unhappiness with college graduates is nothing new. As the president of the University of Washington, Michael K. Young, told me recently, “employers have never been happy with the graduates colleges are producing.” Still, with three million unfilled jobs in a bad economy, it stands to reason that some employers are having difficulty finding the right workers. In the past few months, at conferences, at dinners, and on airplanes, I’ve had the… Read More

Can We Educate Our Way Out of the Unemployment Crisis?

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PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA SPEND YESTERDAY IN CALIFORNIA, FIELDING QUESTIONS ABOUT ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND PUTTING AMERICA BACK TO WORK at a Silicon Valley town hall hosted by social media site LinkedIn. As the nation grapples with a 9.1 percent unemployment rate, the connection between education and ending the nation’s unemployment crisis dominated the conversation.