Leadership in Action: Education, Prosperity, and Economic Competitiveness

New England Secondary School Consortium

In today’s knowledge economy, where students are competing for jobs alongside highly educated and motivated graduates from every corner of the globe, education has never been more necessary or vital to our country’s economic competitiveness. This issue brief from the New England Secondary School Consortium’s Leadership in Action series outlines why education is so important to the future of our economy and democracy.

The majority of new jobs being created in the United States require more education, more specialized training, and more sophisticated skills than ever before. In the 21st century, a strong economy requires a strong education system.