US Education Policy

Post-Secondary Success in a Post-COVID World

January 15, 2021  • Socrates Program

“For more than a century, a four-year college degree was a blue-chip credential and a stepping stone to the American dream. For many millennials and now Gen Z, it has become an albatross around their necks.” In his recent Wall Street Journal article, Doug Belkin lays out how the pandemic is stressing four-year degree granting institutions and prompting young adults to reconsider the value of a university education.

WSJ reporter Douglas Belkin and Ahnna Smith, Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Council of the District of Columbia, to discuss how employers, colleges, students, and governments are reassessing the definition of, and access to, post-secondary success pathways.

Please see the references below to learn more about Doug Belkin and the D.C. Workforce Council