OU dean questions graduates' skills in TEDxOU talk
- The Dean of the University of Oklahoma Honors College, professor David Ray, critiques higher education in a new video from last month's TEDxOU.
- The 20-minute video shows ray speaking on the various post-World War II political, economic, social, and cultural changes to college education in America.
- Ray's most notable concern is that modern college graduates are "not necessarily as skilled as they should be" compared to those from other generations.
Ray isn't the only one to hold this concern about graduates' skill levels. The changing demands of the workplace are requiring a larger number of technological skills, like coding, that many students are graduating without even basic exposure to. These concerns have come up especially as student loan debt and unemployment rates rise, drawing more scrutiny from lawmakers.
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