Each day, TWG Plus gives you a short synopsis of current events and best practices from the world of higher education and higher education marketing. Dr. Taylor Trussell is your curator.
5 Years Later, the Growing Divide Worsens in Higher Education (Chronicle). The Chronicle of Higher Education continues it’s series on the growing divide in American Higher Education. As college costs continue to rise, there is a lack of clarity on how they will support making those institutions more diverse.
U.S. Will Need Another 20 Million Workers With Some College Education, Report Says (Chronicle). Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce says that the U.S. has been producing too few college-educated workers since 1980. In order to reduce income inequality, the nation will need to create 20 million workers with college degrees over the next 15 years.
What’s the Best Investment: Stocks, Bonds, Homes … or College? (Atlantic). Derek Thompson of the Atlantic provides a laundry list of charts to make the case for a college education.
Census estimates show minority babies now outnumber white babies, part of sweeping race change (Washington Post). “For the first time, more than half of the children under age 2 in the U.S. are minorities, part of a sweeping race change and a growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and fast-growing younger ethnic populations that could reshape government policies.”
Trend: Youth Mobile Social Space (Mobile Youth). A great presentation from Mobile Youth showing off 7 examples of how youth have used mobile and Social Tools to define social space.