According to one study, 81% of students entering community college hope to attain a four-year degree. Most of them will not.
“Over 100,000 of them died in service. May their memory offer perspective to those who are fortunate enough to have worries about employment, student loans, and home-buying.”
Professor Matthew Hora, author of “Beyond the Skills Gap,” discusses the complexities of workforce development and his recommendations for reform in higher ed.
Today’s news includes tales of debt, divorce, bots, and success for the degree-not’s!
Today we learn of generational differences on the family farm, more college merger drama, and the game show where students can erase student debt!
Updates on progress at new schools, trouble at old schools, and why most students are above average!
New England wrestles with college mergers, which are never popular politically, while Washington, DC does its part to inflate degree demand. And: why are British students cheating 40% more than they did three years ago?
In another example of the “early college” trend, a Pennsylvania college has launched an innovative program where high school students can complete college credits–or even an Associate’s Degree–prior to graduation.
Lots of news today for the Not Degree nation, plus interesting concerns related to higher ed in the rust belt states. Also: we sound the alert on yet another futurist who tells us everything must change!
Big states like California and Florida show success in linking their two-year and four-year public schools, but we also see encouraging employment news for the Not Degree population. Also: is it bad for adjunct faculty to teach introductory courses?