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Future of US Higher Education
David Pearce Snyder, Consulting Futurist
Lifestyle Editor, Futurist Magazine
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For decades, corporate leaders, politicians and many educators have asserted that, in our emerging information-based economy, essentially everyone will require a post-secondary degree in order to earn middle-class wages.
However, Labor Department forecasts consistently show that – for the foreseeable future – more than half of all U.s. jobs will continue to require no more than a high school education! At the same time, job content analysis has shown that, from now on, ALL work will require a new set of “higher order cognitive skills,” including: systems thinking • problem analysis • team work • numeracy, applied creativity & Internet mastery.
David Pearce Snyder is a data-based forecaster whose thousands of seminars and workshops on strategic thinking have been attended by representatives from most of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as hundreds of agencies at all levels of government, educational institutions, professional societies and trade associations.
Before entering private practice as a consulting futurist in 1981, Mr. Snyder was Chief of Information Systems, and later, Senior Planning Officer for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, where he designed and managed the IRS Strategic Planning System. He was also a consultant to the RAND Corporation, and has served as an instructor for the Federal Executive Institute, and for Congressional and White House staff development programs.