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Document Number: 7312

America’s Perfect Storm - The authors of this report document and describe the confluence of three powerful forces that are having a considerable impact on America: (1) divergent skill distributions among U.S. population groups, (2) a changing economy and (3) demographic trends of a growing and more diverse population. The report also projects the impact of these interactions on the nation 25 years into the future. The authors warn that the U.S. must change course and take effective action or “gradually lose ground in relation to other countries, becoming more divided both socially and economically in the process." Consequently, America must equip its citizens with the ability to perform highly-valued work and with opportunities to renew their skills as the nature of that work evolves. (Irwin Kirsch, Henry Braun and Kentaro Yamamoto of ETS, and Andrew Sum of Northeastern University. Educational Testing Service, 2007) Executive Summary ...

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