Real Education for the Real Economy

For decades, the only Americans well served by the enormous education industry have been those with the aptitude and...

published on: Jul 30, 2017

The Lawyer Bubble

While graduates of the top law schools still get solid offers and partners with top law firms still generate big...

published on: Sep 15, 2016

How Deep Learning Will Change Our Wor...

As we explained in Ride the Wave, merging the power of cloud-based artificial intelligence with ubiquitous AI-enabled...

published on: Apr 11, 2016

Post-Secondary Education for the New ...

American post-secondary education consumes a vast amount of economic resources, fails to equip people to fully exploit...

published on: Aug 15, 2015

The College Gender Paradox

published on: Jun 23, 2015

Consider the facts: More people are going to college, yet we hear of a widespread "skills gap." We tout education as the route to prosperity and...

Coming to Terms with the College Bubble

published on: Feb 17, 2015

Compared to the bubbles facing China's policymakers and managers that we'll discuss in the next trend, the U.S. college bubble seems manageable. Yet...

Rethinking the K–12 Education Crisis

published on: Dec 21, 2014

To seize the opportunities inherent in the next phase of the Digital Techno-Economic Revolution, the United States must address its growing "skills...

The Tragedy of "College for Everybody"

published on: Jul 14, 2014

A bachelor's degree has been sold as a "must-have" for all Americans. Despite the high cost, the evidence clearly shows that those who graduate with...

Disruptive Innovation Hits the University

published on: Jan 15, 2014

The Trends editors have long forecast that the 19th-century business models of education would be disrupted by technology, causing the broad collapse...

The Automation of American Jobs

published on: Nov 7, 2013

Since the first Industrial Revolution kicked off in 1771, the specter of the machine as a destroyer of jobs has haunted workers.  For over 240...

Getting Beyond the Student Loan Crisis

published on: Jul 16, 2013

Today, outstanding U.S. student loan debt is in excess of $1 trillion, and delinquency rates are rising. What's really behind this crisis? Where is...

The Coming Revolution in Higher Education

published on: Jan 4, 2013

American education from kindergarten through college is desperately in need of fundamental reengineering.  As we've explained in previous issues, it...

American Education: Increasingly Out-of-Step...

published on: Aug 2, 2012

Human capital is absolutely critical to national competitiveness. A leading factor in America’s success is the presence of “the lion’s share”...

The Future of American Jobs

published on: Apr 10, 2012

With unemployment at its highest level in nearly three decades, even people who aren’t worried about their own jobs are typically concerned about...

Student Loans: Today’s Financial Time Bomb

published on: Apr 6, 2012

Educational institutions and the government have, perhaps unwittingly, trapped former students under an unserviceable mountain of debt. Education...

Connecting Educational Decisions and Competit...

published on: Nov 7, 2011

For years, the Trends editors have argued that American colleges, for the most part, fall short of their potential both in terms of productivity and...

The College Education Crisis

published on: Jun 6, 2011

Over the past 20 years, college tuition has risen roughly 3.5 times faster than the overall cost of living. Nevertheless, there is a growing shortage...

Harnessing Collective Intelligence

published on: Dec 15, 2010

Collective intelligence has to do with the ability of groups or crowds to think in ways that are not simply the sum of the ideas of the individuals...

The Coming Educational Transformation

published on: Jan 15, 2010

Today, only a small percentage of businesses do an adequate job of building and updating the skills of their personnel to meet the changing needs of...

Paying the Price for a Dumber Generation

published on: Aug 15, 2009

Recent studies show that the “skills gap” the Trends editors previously forecasted is already impeding our economic progress and will only get...

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