The Decline, Fall and Rebirth of the American...

Forty years ago, a college education was the best investment any American could make in his or her future.  A BA or...

published on: Sep 15, 2019

Degree Inflation Undermines U.S....

Increasingly a baccalaureate degree has become a requirement for more and more jobs, regardless of whether anything...

published on: Jul 15, 2019

The Fraud and Folly of American Public Education

Nowhere has the administrative state become more burdensome, perverse and ossified than in the realm of public...

published on: May 15, 2019

The Growing Disconnect Between Education and...

Over the past one hundred years, no investment has more reliably produced a great ROI than a college education....

published on: Sep 15, 2018

Machine Learning Impacts the 21st Century...

published on: Feb 15, 2018

Most experts argue that machine-learning will seriously impact jobs, productivity, and our quality of life over the next few decades. However, there...

Science in Crisis

published on: Nov 15, 2017

Public policy, technology, and popular culture all assume that science is the final arbiter of truth and efficacy.  But few consumers, investors,...

School Choice is Coming

published on: Oct 15, 2017

The public school monopoly may soon be history! Then, all parents can decide where and how their children will be educated. Why is this happening...

Real Education for the Real Economy

published on: Jul 30, 2017

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

The Lawyer Bubble

published on: Sep 15, 2016

While graduates of the top law schools still get solid offers and partners with top law firms still generate big incomes, things look relatively...

How Deep Learning Will Change Our World

published on: Apr 11, 2016

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

Post-Secondary Education for the New Era

published on: Aug 15, 2015

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

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”...

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