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Education and Workforce

Bridging the Gap Between Educational Attainment and Workforce Demands

Overview

Only 30% of Texas 4th graders meet grade-level reading standards, and almost 250,000 Texas students are not enrolled in school this fall compared to last year. And despite a majority of today’s jobs requiring additional education or training after high school, only 32% of Texas high school graduates earn a postsecondary credential within six years of graduating.

To meet the demands of a 21st century economy, Texas must make meaningful improvements to our education system. Texas needs – right now – innovative thinking and sustained investments to produce a workforce that will maintain our state’s prosperity.

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