Education based on competencies... has the power to deliver equitable economic advancement

JFF’s Stacey Clawson in “Competency-Based Learning Can Power an Equitable Recovery”

Published oct. 21, 2021

JFF Associate Vice President Stacey Clawson recently co-authored an opinion column that was published on Higher Ed Dive.

She and Charla Long, executive director of the Competency-Based Education Network, argue that it’s time to overhaul higher education and adopt “a model of learning and credentialing that focuses on what a student truly knows and can do—their competencies—rather than arbitrary markers of success, like the years they spent in a classroom.”

“Education based on competencies, rather than time alone, has the power to deliver equitable economic advancement,” they write.