News from the Executive Office

Workers’ Pace Dents Growth

Thursday’s Wall Street Journal article, “Workers’ Pace Dents Growth” bemoans the slow rise in US productivity. Encouragingly, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer was quoted as saying, “government policy works best when it can address a need that the private sector neglects, including investment in basic research, infrastructure, early childhood education, schooling and public health.”

When’s the last time the early care and education community got a shout-out in a front page, above-the-fold article in the WSJ?! I’ve been feeling optimistic!