Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Beyond high school

The education gap facing the nation’s work force is evident in the numbers. Most new jobs will require more than a high school education, yet fewer than half of Americans under 30 have a postsecondary degree of any kind. Recent state budget cuts, education experts agree, promise to make closing that gap even more difficult. (Steve Lohr at NYT)

Is technology be the answer? In effect, can technology help people get an education beyond high school? If so, what will that education look like?

If technology takes hold as a way to get educated beyond high school, could technology--in some form---supplant the traditional high school? the middle school? elementary school?