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NSC’s Senior Fellow Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield was quoted in a recent story – featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s The Edge newsletter – about The American Jobs Plan. What factors should guide who gets Biden’s proposed billions for education and training?
“No. 1,” said Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield, senior fellow at National Skills Coalition, should be a focus on a racial and economic equity, because as the fallout from Covid-19 has shown: “The economy is pretty inequitable.” Affordability, too, needs to be paramount, Duke-Benfield said. Three other priorities she highlighted include:
“We can’t afford to mess this up,” Duke-Benfield added.