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ERIC Number: ED508028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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To Learn and Earn: Arizona's Unfinished Business in Human Capital
Welch, Nancy
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University
Raising Arizona was the challenge of the 20th century. Sustaining Arizona is now the challenge of the 21st. A crucial part of that task is not just understanding today's knowledge economy, but mastering it. Ray and Charles Eames, the creative geniuses behind many iconic 20th century designs, debuted their film "Powers of 10" in 1977. In nine minutes, the viewer zooms from a picnic in a park to a view of the universe from outer space back to being inside the cells of the human body. The journey is a powerful lesson in perspective. For decision makers, the lesson is clear: each level offers crucial input for wise choices. This paper applies the "Powers of 10" idea. As a result, this paper looks at issues and demands from three perspectives: 30,000 feet, 10,000 feet, and on the ground. Each level provides insights vital to Arizona finding new ways to develop a quality workforce suited to "stimulating innovation, creating wealth, and promoting economic growth." "To Learn and Earn" concludes with questions that the Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center (AMEPAC) sees as a starting point for working with partners throughout Arizona. (Contains 35 endnotes.) ["To Learn and Earn: Arizona's Unfinished Business in Human Capital" was written with Richard Toon and Yuri Artibise. This report was prepared for the Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center (AMEPAC).]
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University. P.O. Box 874405, 215 East 7th Street Suite 203, Tempe, AZ 85287-4405. Tel: 480-965-4525; Fax: 480-965-9219; e-mail: morrison.institute@asu.edu; Web site: http://www.morrisoninstitute.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State University, Morrison Institute for Public Policy
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; United States