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Our country's future depends on what we do now for the next generation.

We know well the warnings that the Social Security system is broke, broken and needs an overhaul. Relax. What the system needs is adult supervision. The hand-wringers have focused on trimming and recalculating benefits and on tweaking tax formulas that finance the system. But there's a bigger picture that starts with the fact that there are 125 million Americans under 30. A fundamental question for our generation is whether we are committed to providing the quality and variety of education that prepares the generation of younger Americans for their future and ours. As crushing as the job shortage may be, the real "jobs crisis" is the mismatch between available jobs and the skills U.S. workers need to fill them. The president highlighted this in his State of the Union speech: "Growing industries in science and technology have twice as many openings as we have workers who can do the job." … Back to Article

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