American Education: Increasingly Out-of-Step with the New Economy

Human capital is absolutely critical to national competitiveness. A leading factor in America’s success is the presence of “the lion’s share” of the world’s top universities, attracting the best minds from around the world. However, while the university education model has worked well for the top 5-10 percent of the population, forcing that model on everyone has led to a severe shortage of people with the skills needed for this country to compete in the 21st century. What are the implications? What are some of the solutions? What does this mean for you? We’ll explain. 

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