At a recent two-day summit at the College for Every Student headquarters in Essex, New York, dozens of educational, corporate, and philanthropic leaders met to discuss the future of college and higher education. The event was covered by many news agencies, and The Huffington Post recently featured the event in the article”Global Education and Corporate Leaders Gather to Prepare for College 2025” by Matthew Lynch.
Participating in the Summit were 60 individuals from China, Ireland, Great Britain, Canada, Germany, France and the United States representing a dozen colleges and universities, eight foundations, six corporations and 15 secondary schools, including executives from Google, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GE Foundation, Ernst & Young, University of Michigan, Harvard, Trinity College Dublin, Beijing Normal University, among others. […]
Leaders of the Summit will produce a white paper that delivers strategies to increase access and support for low-income students for College 2025. (The Huffington Post)
The conclusion of the summit is that the “that many colleges will be unrecognizable in another decade and that unless millions more low-income students attain college degrees we face a global economic crisis.”
Some of the factors discussed that will impact education are emerging technologies that are changing the world into a digital one—tech trends also discussed that will soon affect education were robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
In the face of this changing world—economically, technologically, and in other ways—education must change along with it to prepare students for success and to solve the new problems the world will experience, and all students should be entitled to receiving the best education.
It is imperative that higher education be accessible to low-income students—not only because they may never achieve the higher occupational positions otherwise and their individual lives will lose out on enrichment, but because it is a waste of talent and the good these students could one day supply for society to deny them opportunities based upon income. Intelligence, ambition, and creativity are not the benefits of wealth, and higher education should be a tool available to everyone.
Read the full article here: “Global Education and Corporate Leaders Gather to Prepare for College 2025.”
- CFES Summit: Prepare for College 2025 (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- The College 2025 Conundrum (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- CFES National Conference Provides Tools for Tomorrow’s Leaders (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- CFES: Educators Gather to Increase Success for North Country Students (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)