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Redefining Public Education for the 21st Century

Toward a Federal Guarantee of Education and Training for America's Workers

By Shawn Fremstad & Andy Van Kleunen

The federal government should invest more funds in and remove regulatory barriers from workforce and education programs such as the Workforce Investment Act, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Pell Grant program, and the Hope and Lifelong Learning Credits. This would make possible a "lifelong education and training" movement to help ensure that all Americans, especially low-wage workers and jobless individuals, gain substantial employment and earnings.

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