Dec 2007



Come, Lord Jesus!
We don't want TexLaMex to go on forever!
Vol. 18, No. 12

Sister Carlota LeBeouf and Father John Korcsmar drove over to Houston for a SW IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation) economic summit.  There were 600 leaders from 27 organizations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, and Louisiana.

 Among the speakers were:

Jared Berstein, Director of the Economic Policy Institute Living Standards Program.  He co-authored eight editions of The State of Working America.

Norm Glickman, professor, Rutgers University

John Judis, senior editor of The New Republic.  As a visiting scholar at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, he wrote The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.

Robert Kuttner, editor of The American Prospect.

Steve Levy, director and chief economist, Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy.

Michael Lind, Whitehead Senior Fellow, New America Foundation, author of Made in Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics and What Lincoln Believed.

Dick Murnane, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.  He is an economist whose research focuses on the relationships between education and the economy, teacher labor markets, the determinants of children's achievement, and strategies for making schools more effective.

Paul Osterman, MIT Sloan School of Management.  His research concerns changes in work organization within companies, career patterns and processes within firms, economic development, urban poverty, and public policy surrounding skills training and employment programs.

The presentations were very interesting and informative.  It was presented that in a few years 55 million babyboomers will be retiring....Who will take their place in the workplace?

Father John and Bea Lucio at the summit Dr. Paul Osterman explaining job training.
Sr. Pearl Caesar, CDP The mayor of Houston commits to developing a job training program like the ones in Austin and San Antonio.

Doug Greco

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