The False Choice Between Education and Employment Readiness
Over 50 years ago, with the creation of Pell Grants and federal student loan programs, college access became a national priority for higher education. In the last decade, a broad agreement has emerged that institutions also need to do more to help students complete their degrees. These targets of college access and completion are now taken for granted as guiding goals for postsecondary institutions.
Originally published: February 7, 2018
Author: Peter McPherson
Position: President, President Emeritus
Institution: Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Michigan State University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed