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In order for America to succeed in the 21st century, our students must receive a well-rounded education that includes high-quality language learning. While the rest of the world is becoming increasingly multilingual, the US is lagging behind. As we move to reform education in this country, the US must continue to learn from the best practices of other countries in order to deliver a world-class education that prepares American graduates to be linguistically literate and culturally competent.

"Business may be global but markets are multi-local. And that type of cross-border understanding and cooperation needs to start in K-12" - Alfred Mockett, CED Member"

Poll: New Mexico Business Leaders Concerned About Ethical Behavior of Elected Officials, Support Solutions

Poll ResultsThe Committee for Economic Development's commissioned survey looks at New Mexico business leaders’ perceptions about the influence of money in politics, campaign finance reform and transparency, the effects of crony capitalism...

February 08, 2016  |     |  Money in Politics, EducationForeign LanguagesFiscal HealthTax Reform

Spring Policy Conference, May 1-2, 2014: Washington, DC

Please join the Committee for Economic Development for our two-day Spring Policy Conference on May 1-2, 2014.This year’s program will feature in-depth conversations with senior leaders, CEOs, economists, and policy makers, on early...

May 01, 2014  |   Event   |  Early Learning,  |  Fiscal Health, Democratic InstitutionsCampaign FinanceJudicial Independence and SelectionEducationEarly ChildhoodForeign LanguagesK-12PostsecondaryFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal BudgetHealth CareTax ReformGlobal CompetitivenessCorporate GovernanceWomen's Economic Empowerment

Supporting New Teachers: The Importance of the First Year in Ensuring Success and Retention

Supporting New Teachers: The Importance of the First Year in Ensuring Success and Retention is a report of the Prichard Committee’s Team on Teacher Effectiveness in Kentucky.  The report brief provides an...

June 10, 2013  |   Policy Position   |  Teacher Effectiveness Project, EducationForeign Languages

Business Statesmanship and Sustainable Capitalism: Can Corporate Leaders Help Put America and American Business Back on Track?

To celebrate the Committee for Economic Development’s (CED’s) 75th anniversary in 2017, CED will renew our founding principles through a multi-year program that will test the viability of “sustainable capitalism,”...

May 28, 2013  |   Policy Position   |  Fiscal Health,  |  Sustainable Capitalism, EducationForeign LanguagesGlobal CompetitivenessCorporate Governance

Language Learning in the 21st Century

On March 29, 2011, CED President Charles Kolb participated in a panel discussion with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills at a policy briefing and classroom...

March 29, 2011  |   Event EducationForeign LanguagesFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal Budget

U.S. Debt Crisis Needs Large Table, Locked Room

The national campaign against the burgeoning federal debt lacks leadership. Not the kind of leader who rides in on a white horse, brandishing the perfect plan. There’s another kind of leader who&rsquo...

February 10, 2011  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health, EducationForeign LanguagesFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal Budget

National Imperative for Language Learning

Over the years, our education system has frequently addressed societal changes. As immigration transformed U.S. cities, “assimilation” became the goal. The civil rights movement’s mantra became “access.” Since...

January 28, 2011  |   Blog EducationForeign Languages

Language Learning for a Global Age: Policy Briefing

Members of Congress had a special briefing on the importance of developing language skills among a rising generation. As a co-sponsor of the event, the Committee for Economic Development’s Trustee Alfred Mockett, CEO...

July 20, 2010  |   Event EducationForeign LanguagesFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal Budget

Education for Global Leadership

This report warns that the U.S. will become less competitive in the global economy because of declining quality foreign language education at the college and high school levels. Additionally, the American public's deficiency...

May 17, 2006  |   Policy Analysis EducationForeign Languages

@CEDUpdate We are releasing Part III of our Debt 101 series tomorrow! This piece will focus on the rising cost of health care. Stay tuned!