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STEM on the Golf Course. What Can You Learn?

Over this decade, employment in jobs requiring education beyond a high school diploma will grow more rapidly than employment in jobs that do not; of the 30 fastest growing occupations, more than half require post secondary education. With the average earnings of college graduates at a level that is twice as high as that of workers with only a high school diploma.

In higher education, the U.S. has been outpaced internationally. In 1990, the U.S. ranked first in the world in four-year degree attainment among 25-34 year olds; today the U.S. ranks 12th.  We also suffer from a college attainment gap, as high school graduates from the wealthiest families in our nation are almost certain to continue on to higher education, while just over half of our high school graduates in the poorest quarter of families attend college.  And while more than half of college students graduate within six years, the completion rate for low-income students is around 25 percent. 

The value of internships, experiential learning, new approaches to delivering curriculum, and engaging students are some of the ideas shared by today’s OGTV feature story from Dr. Bernadette Hence, Sr. Policy Analyst at the Department of Education. This video story should be watched and shared by every educator, corporate leader, government agency official, parent, and not for profit leadership team in America.  We thank the for their contribution to this article.

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