It’s time for colleges and universities to take a hard look in the mirror, says University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski. Too many students don’t make it to graduation and others are faced with the false choice between pursuing a broad education and gaining technical skills, when they actually need both. At UMBC, he’s proving that with the right support, even the most challenged students will succeed.
Are we sending too many people to college or not enough? How can we better equip all learners with the education and skills they need for today’s jobs, and tomorrow’s? What role should business and government play in transforming education after high school? In each episode of Lessons Earned, Ben Wildavsky and colleagues from Strada Education Network sit down with educators, employers and policymakers who are challenging the status quo and exploring bold new ideas to help millions of Americans navigate between learning and earning.