Education as an industry has undeniably missed the change cycle. Today's higher education system is based on foundations that were built centuries ago for a country fundamentally different from the one we live in today. Historically, higher education existed to train the clergymen in subjects that many today consider to be “intellectual nice-to-haves.” Over time, the shift in U.S. population demographics resulted in a need for specialized, almost vocational training programs; however, universities were not able to make that shift.

University tuition has become more expensive, the curricula less useful, and high-paying jobs less accessible for today’s college graduates.

In our lifetimes, we...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our
news and resources and get
eCampus News Today email newsletter

About the Author:

Abhi Ramesh is a co-founder of the Horizons School of Technology, a modern technology university designed to help students launch careers in software engineering. Prior to Horizons, he co-founded Altair Prep, an adaptive learning platform for K-12 standardized testing. He is a self-taught programmer.