Harvard Study Finds that American Colleges Don’t Prepare Students for Success

Harvard Study Finds that American Colleges Don’t Prepare Students for Success

Just as we’re wrapping up another week of blogging here at StraighterLine, another piece of research lands on our desk. It’s a report that was made public at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Pathways to Prosperity conference, and it contains an interesting finding . . .

      American colleges aren’t doing enough to help students prepare for success in the real world. 

Instead, they are applying an outmoded educational model – based on the earning of undergraduate degrees - that needs to be changed. According to the report, what we need instead is “. . . a high-quality American education system that values alternatives to earning a bachelor's degree, such as earning an associate's degree or attending a certificate program after high school.”

In other words, schools should be training students for what they will do in the world. Isn’t it funny that such a simple idea seems so revolutionary?

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