The Big Blur
Human Work and Learning

The Big Blur

An Argument for Erasing the Boundaries Between High School, College, and Careers—and Creating One New System That Works for Everyone

Posted: July 19, 2021
Author(s): Nancy Hoffman, Joel Vargas, Kyle Hartung, Lexi Barrett, Erica Cuevas, Felicia Sullivan, Joanna Mawhinney, and Avni Nahar
Organization(s): Jobs for the Future

A new paper from Jobs for the Future argues for a radical restructuring of education for grades 11–14. Specifically, it calls for an entirely new type of institution—neither high school nor college—designed to better meet the needs of young people after 10th grade and help prepare them to succeed in the world of work.