Online Backlash: Bad Policy Holds Students Back

Today, 65% of jobs require some education beyond high school. In the U.S. 62% of working age adults do not have a degree. Together, these numbers illustrate why we have a skills gap; we need to help more Americans upskill to find sustainable employment. This demands coordination among education providers, employers and policy makers. Unfortunately, current policy proposals undermine potential solutions like online learning which could help quickly expand education access to millions of learners.

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Michael Hansen

Cengage Group

Jane Oates

WorkingNation

Scott Pulsipher

Western Governors University

This event will be in person

Details

Format:

Talk

Type:

Session

Track:

Policy & Civic Engagement

Level:

Basic Understanding

Focus Area:

Higher Education