"Just Pay It" is what sportswear giant Nike said it would do on Monday after it agreed to give $1.5 million to a relief fund for 1,800 workers who lost their jobs when two of its suppliers closed factories in Honduras.
Pundits constantly lament the state of the U.S. economy, but it's our human capital that we should be worried about. Our young people are being ill-prepared for the workplace, and getting some very strange signals from both schools and parents about what it means to be "the best."
The popular narrative in the world of higher education is that American students aren't being taught as rigorously as those in other countries, and we're falling behind. But do the scores of high school students on math and science tests really matter for the nation's long-term economic outlook?
How does a new graduate stand out to employers? As the labor pool grows increasingly crowded with freshly minted graduates, employers have their pick of young talent -- and it appears that they are picking the ones who have already proven themselves in the workplace.
Bottlers declared guidelines to cut sugary drinks in kids' diets a success, claiming a 95% drop in full-calorie sodas shipped to schools and a 72% cut in all drink types. Yet sales haven't suffered and childhood obesity and diabetes rates climb unabated. So what's happening to all that soda?