Pilot Aid Program Offers Students OptionsSeptember 9, 2016 |
by Jonathan Hasak
By the time Peter Drucker popularized the term the “knowledge economy” in 1966, the American Dream still resonated with young people who were told that if they worked hard and got a college degree they would get a good job. Yet nearly half of today’s youth believe the American Dream is more dead than alive. In our innovation economy where knowledge is essentially free there is no longer a competitive advantage in knowing more than someone else. Academic content may remain important, but what matters more in the labor market are certain non-cognitive skills and dispositions like critical thinking, motivation, and grit.