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Prosperity Watch: Low-income students and the future of North Carolina economic competitiveness

Posted By Allan Freyer On October 30, 2013 @ 12:05 pm In NC Budget and Tax Center | Comments Disabled

As North Carolina continues to recover from the Great Recession, growing more good-paying jobs in the state will require a skilled and educated workforce. As BTC analyst Cedric Johnson writes in the latest issue of Prosperity Watch [1], an increasing number of jobs are expected to require some level of postsecondary training, and meeting this workforce demand means that a growing number of the state’s public school students must exit the state’s education pipeline prepared to compete in a 21st century economy. And nowhere is this more important than among North Carolina’s lowest income public school students, a growing population that typically needs additional instructional supports to finish high school and enter the workforce fully prepared. See the latest Prosperity Watch [1]for details.


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[1] latest issue of Prosperity Watch: http://www.ncjustice.org/?q=budget-and-tax/prosperity-watch-issue-30-no-5-increase-low-income-public-school-students-creates

[2] Low-income students the new majority in North Carolina public schools: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/21/low-income-students-the-new-majority-in-north-carolina-public-schools/

[3] Prosperity Watch: North Carolina continues to lag nation in job creation, moves in the wrong direction: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/12/12/prosperity-watch-north-carolina-continues-to-lag-nation-in-job-creation-moves-in-the-wrong-direction/

[4] Education pipeline favors students from affluent families, not low-income students: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/13/education-pipeline-favors-students-from-affluent-families-not-low-income-students/

[5] Prosperity Watch: Rising economic growth fails to lift all boats: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/06/prosperity-watch-rising-economic-growth-fails-to-lift-all-boats/

[6] Increased commitment to investing in state’s education pipeline must be a state-level priority: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/28/increased-commitment-to-investing-in-states-education-pipeline-must-be-a-state-level-priority/

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