Jun 13, 2013
At the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Chicago, June 13, President Clinton acknowledged the work to create Open Badging for Learning by UCHRI/HASTAC (David Theo Goldberg, Director of UCHRI and co-founder with Cathy Davidson of HASTAC), Mozilla (Mark Surman, Executive Director), and the MacArthur Foundation (Connie Yowell, Director of Education).
Clinton added, “The unemployment rate among returning military veterans persisted for years after the financial crisis at about 25% higher than the national average. […] Veterans were repeatedly required to go back to college and get degrees in subjects where the study involved far less scope of responsibility than they had already shouldered as members of the military. So it may be that some of the principle beneficiaries of this are people who have served our country in the various military services, and their ability to flow more quickly into appropriate jobs in the economy will benefit all of us.”