Millions of laid-off American workers need new careers, yet the United States gives much less assistance to job seekers than most other countries.
Community colleges could bridge the gap, partnering with employers and innovators in the private sector to train workers for careers that meet local needs and pay middle-class wages. But they need proper funding and innovation.
This fall, the already-heavy load on resident advisers (RAs)—typically 19- to 21-year-olds with a few weeks of training—is becoming unbearable for a growing number of them on campuses across the country.
The life-or-death stakes of the pandemic have pushed some to strike and others to quit, threatening the public-health measures at colleges that rely heavily on RAs to enforce the rules.
America, the world leader in higher education, stands at the precipice of losing the economic, intellectual, and cultural contributions international students bring to our society and its college and university communities. This trend also is a harbinger of this country’s loss of soft power around the world.
In this opinion piece, the president of Dickinson College explains why losing international students is a huge blow to higher education.
On this episode of NPR's On Point, student and campus leaders discuss how the pandemic and remote learning have heightened inequities among students, what Black college students are doing to deal with a country in crisis while in class, and why so many institutions decided to reopen in-person, despite the risks.