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Opportunity News: Budgets, Taxes, and the Real Purpose of College

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Opportunity Nation shares key stories that explore opportunity-related issues in powerful, provocative ways. Many of these articles and op-eds include new data and research on key economic, educational, social and civic factors that affect upward mobility and community well-being.

As a bipartisan organization committed to working with diverse leaders, organizations and institutions, Opportunity Nation does not endorse all of the opinions or content shared here. But we strongly believe the exchange of ideas and civil dialogue are central to finding common ground and making significant, sustained progress as a society.

Let’s keep the national conversation going about how we can all work to #ExpandOpportunity to more Americans.

President Obama’s 2015 Budget

For a quick overview on the President’s budget, check out the Washington Post’s Wonk Blog post that explains why the budget is less of a realistic spending plan and more of a Democratic campaign blueprint (including charts!).

K-12 and Employer Collaboration, CTE Education

Read how Ford Motor Company’s Next Generation Learning initiative is working with public high schools in Kentucky to bolster student job skills in manufacturing, health care and engineering.

Higher Education

Fascinating discussion this week at South by Southwest about higher education’s ability to innovate and the true purpose of college. Is it to make people happy or to train them for good jobs?

Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit

Is this one thing Democrat and Republican leaders might be able to agree on? 

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