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Pretty Much The Only Thing I Learned From The Harvard Disaster Jan 19, 2024

Harvard Professor Hochschild’s comments demonstrate universities view non-degree pathways, non-traditional students, and apparently even non-traditional students in degree pathways, as inferior.

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The Safety Dance Is Making Us Less Safe Jan 5, 2024

The Safety Dance is no longer safe at college or anywhere in education and workforce. It’s high time we allowed short-term training and apprenticeships to dance if they want to.

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College Or Chipotle? A Scary Choice Dec 15, 2023

Our current system forces disadvantaged students to choose between unbearable risk and unbearable jobs.

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The College Premium Isn’t What Georgetown Says It Is Dec 1, 2023

Georgetown Center on Education and Workforce's soothing self-talk provides a false sense of understanding of the complex process of employer hiring.

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Research Universities Love Research… Except When It Involves Student Learning Nov 18, 2023

When it comes to edtech, colleges are prisoners of their own research-first agendas.

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The Plot To Kill Shop Class Nov 3, 2023

With AP classes and weighted GPA, the College Board has killed CTE and discovery in high school.

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It’s An Apprenticeship! It’s A Degree! It’s An Apprenticeship Degree! Oct 20, 2023

Apprenticeship degrees can benefit everyone, but only if they’re real.

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Seeing Through Edtech Bad Behavior Oct 6, 2023

While edtech seems to be getting a bad name, this is a tale within a tale. Zoom out and you’ll see that edtech is finally shortening the time to see through things.

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Student Housing At Sea Sep 23, 2023

Colleges and universities have utterly failed to build adequate housing and students are paying the price.

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Building Skills For An Age Of AI Sep 8, 2023

It’s clear that equipping young Americans for AI-enhanced employment will require thinking outside the classroom box.

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