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Today’s Quote of the Day September 6, 2006

Posted by Tom in Economic Development, Education, Opinion, Workforce.

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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