WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says it'll distribute $90 million this year to help states expand apprenticeship programs, particularly to minorities and new industries.
By Simone Pathe
Earnings inequality in America has increased since 1979 — that much we know. But why and what to do about it is murky — in part because we’re often talking past each other when we talk about inequality. There are…
Why should young people today want a liberal arts education? A strong multidisciplinary background teaches the flexibility and critical thinking needed to take advantage of the new "artisan economy" that Harvard's Larry Katz thinks can help bolster America's middle class.
By Robert Lerman
Traveling to BMW's only American plant, where they've imported the German tradition of apprenticeships, Paul Solman speaks with long-time apprenticeship advocate and American University economist Bob Lerman about how pushing everyone onto the same path of a four-year college degree…
Dustin Reid, an apprentice at BMW's only U.S. plant, explains why manufacturing is growing in the United States and why vocational training may be a more sure path to the American dream than a four-year degree.
Jobs can provide teenagers with an exciting glimpse of economic freedom, as well as a new set of responsibilities and money, often for the first time. But education experts say part-time and after-school jobs also play a pivotal role in…
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