Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Busy, Busy…

February 4th, 2013

About to go on the Alex Wagner show on MSNBC at noon (EST) and also prepping for testimony tomorrow in the House, so light posting today. I’ll post testimony tomorrow–it’s on education and jobs.

College is Not Inoculation

February 1st, 2013

Just working up some numbers for testimony next week on education and jobs and wanted to share this graph of real weekly earnings for full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree, 25 and up. I think there’s a strain of debate on these issues that argues once someone has a college degree, they’re immune from the… Read more

President Obama’s Second Inaugural Speech

January 21st, 2013

I thought the President gave a strong and progressive second inaugural speech today, one that resonantly underscored the most important themes he’s been promulgating since before anyone even knew who he was.  What I don’t see so clearly is the path that goes from our budget constraints to meeting the aspirations the President articulated today…. Read more

Four Deficits

October 11th, 2012

Here’s what I hope is a simple and straightforward way to think about what’s at stake in this election and the differences between the tickets. We face not one, but four deficits: –budget deficit –jobs deficit –investment deficit –security deficit Budget Deficit: That the current budget path is unsustainable is well understood by most voters. … Read more