Public Viewpoint

Work and Education Research

Public Viewpoint is a rapid-response research initiative launched in March 2020 to provide timely insights on key education and workforce issues. Leveraging data from multiple national surveys representing the perspectives of more than 50,000 adults, the research is intended to inform education and training providers, policymakers, and employers who are helping people complete valuable and purposeful education pathways.

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Latest Findings | May 19, 2021

Will Pandemic-Disrupted Learners Return to School?

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This interactive dashboard explores the experiences and perspectives of a nationally representative sample of American adults as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis and its impacts on work and education. Click the statement and variable categories below to discover more about the effects of this crisis on everyday Americans. For additional dashboards and information click here.


Public Viewpoint Takeaways: Helping Americans Get Back to Work

Expert panelists discuss the value of short-term programs, employer investments, and skills-based hiring

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How To Improve Value of Higher Ed? Increase Career Support

Just half of college alumni feel it was worth it to take out loans to attend college, with even lower levels of satisfaction from Black and Latino alumni about their loans.

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