Our assumptions about today’s college students are wrong
Today’s students aren’t just 18- to 21-year-olds fresh out of high school. They are adults older than 25 who are struggling to balance their learning with working, raising children and paying the bills.
Today’s students are enrolling in college with more responsibilities and less financial and emotional support, and as a result, their odds of success are slimmer.
FACT: Businesses can’t thrive without a pool of qualified workers to fill open positions. Neither can our economy.
Without some form of postsecondary education, the chances of finding a job that pays livable wages are getting smaller every day as the economy evolves.
Face the Challenge
Though today’s students look different than they did decades ago, our policies and practices haven’t kept pace with this change. If we want outcomes for today’s students to change, our federal policy should create incentive for higher education to change too.
Show your support by asking the candidates who want to lead the country to lead the way forward on higher education