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Avoiding Infrastructure Weak: How To Build The Bridges That Matter Most Apr 16, 2021

In the world’s most advanced economy, much of the workforce infrastructure we need is already built; we don’t have to build from scratch. In fact, building from scratch is not only a waste of resources and time we don’t have, but probably won’t work.

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The Existential Skill Gap (and What Colleges Can Do About It) Apr 2, 2021

The only way to ensure the AI war never turns hot is to sprint far ahead of China. The key to this is talent, and colleges and universities have a key role to play.

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If You Can’t Stand The Cheat, Get Out Of The Kitchen Mar 19, 2021

In the past the answer to technology-assisted cheating has been new technologies. But we need more than that now. The most effective technology solutions also require business changes.

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Fear and Loathing in Lottery Admissions Mar 5, 2021

For many well-heeled families who benefited from a broken admissions system, this year’s decisions may feel a bit more random, like putting it all on red.

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Why Aren’t Progressives Focused on Earn-While-You-Learn Models? Feb 19, 2021

If progressives fail to make peace with the private sector, they’ll be damning Gen Z to a rinse-and-repeat doom loop of underemployment and student debt forgiveness.

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How Digital Credentials Will Diminish Degrees Feb 5, 2021

Digital credential apps will connect job seekers to employer hiring systems and transition the economy from pedigree- and degree-based hiring to skills-based hiring.

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Why Jill Biden Needed To Become A Doctor Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Biden’s ascendence may be the best opportunity for community colleges to shirk subservience and shine as a distinct and equally important segment of American postsecondary education.

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Stop Romanticizing Failing Colleges Jan 8, 2021

There’s a reason these schools are failing: they’re failing students. So boundless nostalgia is not helpful.

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Merry Amazon Dec 18, 2020

While modest reductions in friction for frontline employees may have been acceptable in less perilous times, 2020 calls for dramatic innovation. Like everything else this Christmas, that innovation is being delivered by Amazon.

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The Boomer Cult of Self-Realization Is Killing College Dec 4, 2020

For this child of Boomers, the allure of self-realization ended with the advent of the $30,000 tuition bill.

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