An excellent editorial in today’s New York Times takes issue with the much ballyhooed “skills gap” that is so often used as a justification for government and corporate interference in education:
Corporate executives have valuable perspectives on the economy, but they also have an interest in promoting the notion of a skills gap. They want schools and, by extension, the government to take on more of the costs of training workers that used to be covered by companies as part of on-the-job employee development.
Hear hear. Now if only governments were not so willing.
[cross-posted to aunbt.ca.]