With college tuition costs skyrocketing, and a dearth of skilled workers, American businesses worry they won't have enough educated employees to power their companies – and fuel economic recovery. Companies have begun to partner with colleges to meet a mutual demand.
Next week, the White House hosts a summit on community colleges. The schools, so vital to training and job skills, need support from all sectors of society.
A US college degree has been the gold standard. But global economics and a crisis of confidence may be pushing the US down in rankings among top universities.