Education has long been linked to national economic competitiveness. Most debates have focused on what subjects are taught – and many in the US correctly argue we need to further invest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) teaching. That is important, but we also need to revisit not just the ‘what’ of education but how it is delivered, especially for the modern student. In the US, 40% of college students are now over the age of 25, and – according to recent data from Chegg’s State of the Student report – a quarter of students have a child.
They also have different expectations. Today’s students order a Lyft when they want to go from point A to point B rather