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ERIC Number: EJ997486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec-4
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ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Re-Dedicate State Resources to Higher Education
D'Allesandro, Lou
New England Journal of Higher Education, Dec 2012
Today's global economy requires a highly skilled labor force that is prepared to compete on the world stage. Studies from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Brookings Institution, and the Conference Board have all identified building and maintaining a highly skilled workforce as a national and local imperative. If America is truly concerned about its economic future, then ensuring access to higher education opportunities for all citizens should be the No. 1 priority for state policymakers. With the demographic changes rapidly taking place in New Hampshire, the future of the state's economy is integrally tied to the future education of its residents. New Hampshire has long enjoyed the benefits of a highly educated populace, ranking third highest in residents holding associate degrees and ninth in those holding bachelor's degrees. While other states are experiencing difficult budget decisions, only New Hampshire has completely de-funded student aid. This author contends that general fund support for higher education is a wise and necessary investment, and urges New Hampshire business leaders and citizens to encourage policymakers to re-dedicate state resources to higher education scholarships.
New England Board of Higher Education. 45 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111. Tel: 617-357-9620; Fax: 617-338-1577; e-mail: info@nebhe.org; Web site: http://www.nebhe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire