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  • Writer's pictureRachel Lipson

Newsweek Op-Ed on Equity in Short-Term Training

Screenshot of Newsweek Op-Ed, photo of Angela Jackson and Rachel Lipson

Last week, President Biden announced that after negotiations with moderate Democrats, his Build Back Better Act would no longer include 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave and free community college. While this was disappointing, all hope is not lost for workers; the new plan still includes $40 billion to make higher education and training more affordable, including expanded Pell Grants and critical investments in skills-based training, support services, and America's workforce development infrastructure.

Read the full Op-Ed by Project Director Rachel Lipson and New Profit Managing Partner Dr. Angela Jakcson at


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