Rethinking Educational Access in Inside Higher Ed

The nation’s rapidly changing economy can be seen across every sector—from manufacturing and journalism to medicine and mining. WW President Arthur Levine argues in Inside Higher Ed that the country’s educational institutions must adapt to the times to better prepare the workforce for the demands of today and the jobs of tomorrow:

Even in industries not at risk, the skills and knowledge required to perform existing jobs are continually changing. The half-life of knowledge is getting shorter and shorter, demanding both updating and raising skills just for a worker to stay in place.

The point is this: our conception of access to education can no longer focus only on young people and preparation for life. We need to expand our vision to include reskilling and upskilling Americans across their lifespan.

Read the full article here.


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