Cover story: Workforce developers

Gus Ramirez, executive chairman at Waukesha-based HUSCO International Inc., embarked on one of the most ambitious projects of his philanthropic career earlier this year when he pledged to make a $60 million investment in improving education in Milwaukee with the development of a new K-12 school on the city’s south side.

Businesses today need to be far more demanding in the push for better schools to retain their ability to compete globally, Ramirez said. While many businesspeople prefer to sidestep the politics of education, the cost of not confronting education system problems in the U.S. will place the country at a disadvantage relative to international competitors, he says.

Read more in the cover story of the new issue of BizTimes Milwaukee.

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