Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century

Robert B. Schwartz, Ronald F. Ferguson, and William C. Symonds

The pathway from high school to four-year college is not for everyone. According to this report, roughly half of all young Americans are unprepared for success in today’s workforce.

Pathways to Prosperity calls for an intensive effort from employers, educators, government and nonprofit leaders to build pathways that link work and learning and are aligned with labor market demand.

This important and timely report offers a compelling assessment of a growing skills gap threatening young people's ability to achieve the American Dream. It stands as a sobering call to action, offering effective ideas for making American education an engine for opportunity once again.