- Harold Levy: Our schools are failing to prepare graduates for our increasingly competitive global economy.
- Improving the education system will be a major bipartisan challenge for incoming Trump administration, writes Levy
Former New York City Schools Chancellor Harold O. Levy is executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which awards scholarships to high-achieving students from low-income families and grants to organizations that serve such students. The views expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Education has long been the fuel that powered the mighty engine of our nation's economy. As the number of Americans with high school and college degrees soared right after World War II, our middle class grew dramatically and the United States reached new heights of job creation, productivity and prosperity, becoming the envy of the world.