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Crook is a senior editor of The Atlantic, a columnist for National Journal, and a commentator for the Financial Times. He writes about the intersection of politics and economics.
Hutchison has been a member of the U.S. Senate since 1993. She was instrumental in establishing The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas, which is the centerpiece of her effort to support research and development while promoting Texas as a science state.
Oates joined Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis' leadership team at the Department of Labor in April 2009. She leads the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in its mission to design and deliver high-quality training and employment programs for our nation's workers.
Dr. Templin leads Virginia's largest institution of higher education and one of the nation's largest community colleges. Over the past 25 years, his work in workforce training, education, economic development, and immigration policy has been featured in such media outlets as NPR, USA Today, PBS National News Hour, and Fortune.
As president of the largest manufacturing association in the U.S., Timmons represents small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector. He is a leading advocate for the nearly 12 million Americans employed in manufacturing, educating the public and policymakers on issues that affect this critical economic sector.
In order to maintain its global competitiveness, the United States must prepare its workforce to compete on an global economic stage. What are the necessary actions of government, industry, and post-secondary educational institutions to help grow America’s college graduation rate and ensure that future generations of workers develop the skills needed to thrive? What do current case studies and initiatives reveal about what counts for success?