The pandemic disrupted the “when I grow up” dreams of too many students, leaving fewer prepared for education and training after high school.

An alarming number are now choosing not to enroll in higher education because they question its value, even though data clearly shows that a high school diploma is no longer sufficient currency for young people.

That’s why it is once again time for a major evolution in how we think about U.S. education. If we want to address the challenges and inequities faced by students and the ongoing needs of employers and communities, we must deliver on a concept that has gained substantial momentum in recent years: education-to-workforce pathways.

Read the full article about education and workforce pathways by Matt Gandal at The Hechinger Report.