Public Viewpoint

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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.


The Value of Community Colleges: Recent Students’ Motivations and Outcomes

To better understand the value community colleges provide to individuals and communities, we need to acknowledge the range of needs they serve. Degree completion and transfer are important markers of success, but focusing exclusively on these outcomes obscures other contributions of these institutions.

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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

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