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Today’s Quote of the Day September 6, 2006

Posted by Tom in Economic Development, Education, Opinion, Workforce.
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Michael McMahon, former director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, had this to say in an op-ed:

…I realized that if we do not have good schools we cannot have good jobs. In today’s knowledge-based economy, poor schools penalize us twice: We fail to graduate an educated workforce, capable of working in jobs of the future; and knowledge-based workers and their employers look to the quality of public schools for their children when they make job-location decisions.

Indeed, a profound statement about the need to comprehensively address workforce issues.  The entire op-ed is strong – and worth a read.

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