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So you know we know there's a lot this in the history.
-- access agenda for college tuition right how to people afford it.
And now we're actually talking about thanks to the president's new agenda -- how you make -- quality higher education.
And thereby extending access what do you think about the president's new plants he he is -- the not we've couple weeks ago.
Right I mean I think that there's I think it's a step in the right direction you know I think that.
Recent college graduates -- an -- entering one of most challenge job markets in recent history and the fear is most of them are entering this market maybe not with the right skill sets -- on prepared in a variety of ways for a lot of the functions that.
Business owners at every level are looking for.
And I think that it's time that we have an intelligent debate about what's happening with regards -- not only college loans but also the level it.
The level of the the return on investment that students are receiving from this massive investment they're making with you know into their bachelor's degree or their postgraduate degree whatever might be.
Sydney talk about in your article how -- -- a lot about that in access in and we do know that prices in an increase over the last.
Several years three decades -- by over 250%.
And then you know all we also know that two out of three college grads are finding jobs that they don't necessarily -- need perhaps the college degree or even a high school degree for.
What you think about how to actually disrupt what's going I think if you look at the debate going back.
Several decades now at least two decades.
It's still the same thing with minor adjustments what actually have to be done to disruptive properly.
We'll -- I think that it's starts we -- the point of view that colleges had and you know I think that.
Students are customers.
In this whole equation right and I think that for the last thirty years you know over the last thirty years the demands of what -- degree is supposed to.
Provide a student or customer -- in order to -- to the marketplace.
Has changed the skill sets required -- changed.
However you see -- the cost of college is gone up over 250% over the last thirty years and you know -- for myself.
Organization itself so we work with a number companies to try to find balance tried to match them with the right skills that they need.
And you know -- The issue for the colleges I think we need to have the debate and part of the of the president's.
Plan which is to.
Institute this reading or ranking system is a critical first step to.
Negotiate topologies to really start to step back and think about what's the and it's -- historic -- have them look closer things like.
Placement rate they're gonna look at.
What the parade of an open up the curriculum book and say -- or are these courses in this subject matter related to the market today.
As an example and we work in the sports industry and the it over 400 universities that do sports management today and most of those universities will produce that the student that comes into the market.
They will have to be in a revenue generating roll the first.
Job they have is in sales or service.
And Harvard Business Review came out with a massive study about.
A year ago that said less than 1% of universities across the US offer -- -- major or minor in sales.
So we really need to step back and say you -- are we preparing students for this market today and if we aren't.
You know maybe we need Washington stepped in to a degree to force them to do so.
-- say to these supporters of total free market enterprise in this sense that you know they don't believe it should be regulated at all or even there.
It colleges should just charge the going rate if you can -- can't afford and I know this is not a popular view but.
You have to voice -- and and doubled advocate.
A lot of it have to do you in my view.
To the price that is offered in sort of all ships rise in all prices rises the -- ride.
Right but you already have people who say he can't afford college do not take out -- -- do not go to college.
Is that a good idea that a valid argument from -- -- -- Absolutely I mean I believe that you know we -- -- to be -- -- shared responsibility and -- accountability here and I definitely -- -- -- gonna be some students who.
Colleges maybe not the right next step for them there are definitely some Americans -- who the next right step.
Might might be to go to.
Technical school work to go different different route I think that we need a better set -- an infrastructure to educate.
The marketplace on.
And this will cause us to re align the curriculum and what a college degree is supposed to provide to a student that.
That decides to apply in and go through that program so I completely agree with you that they're definitely there's definitely above point of view that if you.
And I think that's also what this rating system and I think that what some initiatives that were laid out will do.
By challenging institutions -- make better decisions on what students they're gonna -- into their program and or cause.
The money that's being dispersed to be dispersed more responsibly.
Look -- -- -- who already have graduated in their -- thousands tens of thousands of dollars in student debt.
We've gone through this entire student loan interest rate debate in congress.
Doesn't really matter what the interest rate is in your view especially looking towards those who already graduated what -- solution there -- Addressing the Mac -- student debt and then looking at an economy that needs -- -- anymore.
You know I mean I think that there's there's good points on both sides -- the conversation here -- you know it.
At the end I'm on the firm believer that we need to get people back to work when he -- ways to boost the economy that we need to find ways.
To make sure that the large number students are coming into the marketplace.
Are able to step into organizations who need your help.
I think there's a point of view that companies aren't hiring and you know I know we work with a number of organizations who are knocking on our door every day have you found -- have you found as a candidate have you found mr.
And the other challenge is finding that -- the team members in the market who are prepared.
The work is out there we need to make sure we find him find a way to make sure that the jobs we do create.
-- stick so the students coming in are prepared to be able to take on -- new opportunities.
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