Systems Thinking: Why We Need a State & Regional Approach to Higher Education in Silicon Valley

February 23, 2017

A research study conducted by Michael W. Kirst, W. Richard Scott, and Carnegie’s Manuelito Biag indicates that California’s higher education policy environment has not kept up with Silicon Valley’s workforce needs. As noted by London’s Times Higher Education, the study highlights “four main challenges facing higher education throughout California and especially in the Bay Area: poor student preparation for college; inadequate supply of higher education to meet changing student demographics; increasing tuition rates and students’ increasing inability to pay off their student debt; and projected labour shortages and skills gaps for workers and industry.” Read the study here.