Providing programs in jail that teach job skills and prepare inmates for employment will reduce the chance that they will return after they are released--saving money in the long run and improving public safety. However, meaningful inmate programming can be costly.
That is a key connectedness challenge and the opportunity for the 21st century. It is being addressed and answers are being developed. Progress over the next decade will determine the adequacy of those solutions
About 1.8 million students will graduate from American colleges and universities this month, but their future trajectories will not be determined by the name of the school printed on their diploma. Newly compiled data on the educational background of MacArthur Fellows corroborates this basic claim.
Yvonne C. Brill received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama in October 2011 "for innovation in rocket propulsion systems for geosynchronous." Other women have received these medals, also for groundbreaking accomplishments.