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ERIC Number: ED502333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Prospering Together: America's Citizens, Communities and Companies
Business Roundtable
In this White Paper, the Business Roundtable recommends access to AMERICA 21, a 21st-century approach to lifelong learning for workers, as well as assistance for job dislocation. AMERICA 21 would channel funding from the myriad of existing initiatives into a modernized, streamlined system that leverages and builds on today's best private and public sector practices. The Roundtable urges Congress to create a bipartisan National Commission on Workforce Competitiveness to recommend the design and funding mechanisms for AMERICA 21 based on principles of portability, flexible access, simplicity, quality and public-private partnership. U.S. companies also need policies that will help them compete with powerful international competitors and adapt to a rapidly changing business environment driven by technological innovation; a surge in energy prices; and other economic, social and political forces. The Roundtable urges policymakers to address five interrelated domestic and international policy areas: intellectual capital; health care; energy and environmental stewardship; international engagement, and tax policy. (Contains 25 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business Roundtable
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A