Back from the Edge: How Does ED Recapture Lost Human Potential

The purpose of education is to unlock everyone’s unique potential by helping learners discover their aptitudes, develop their skills, and drive their own success. The true cost of an exclusive and inaccessible postsecondary system is the loss of learning – with a majority of Americans still unable to access the traditional higher education experience. While entrepreneurs are driving more individualized solutions and pathways, to achieve true transformation, we need to build a new, dynamic ecosystem that respects the dignity of all learners, fosters a diversity of approaches, and is open to the free flow of ideas and innovation. When stakeholders across education and work come together to build partnerships, we can drive better outcomes to ensure all learners can pursue opportunities that will benefit themselves and others.