NAM Leader Calls For More Education

National Assn. of Manufacturers President Jerry Jasinowski applauds President Clinton's high-tech training initiative, but wishes it would go much deeper. "The Administration's initiative...fails to get to the heart of the matter. Focusing solely on worker skills does nothing to address the underlying problem of the lack of education of workers," which Jasinowski says has forced employers to spend half their training dollars--or $30 billion annually--on basic math, writing and reading skills. "Our nation's education and skills crisis can't be fixed with more government programs. It requires cooperation on the part of our schools, businesses, and communities."

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