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Workers in the Spotlight, Higher Ed on the Sidelines

Did you notice what — and who — was missing from all the hullabaloo last week around the White House’s national work-force strategy?

The executive order creating a National Council for the American Worker aims “to ensure that America’s students and workers have access to affordable, relevant, and innovative education and job training.” Even though education is a central pillar of the plan, no college leaders were present at its unveiling. Nor, from what I can tell, were higher-ed leaders asked to provide any input.

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