Please join our Chairman, Charles Koch, and our President, Brian Hooks, for a discussion on the role of education in empowering people to realize their potential and opportunities for transformative new approaches to foster lifelong learning. This discussion will be moderated by Todd Rose, author of Dark Horse and President of Populace.
A Conversation on the Value of College Amid Digital Learning
Surveys show widespread general support for online learning, yet specific questions about how universities transitioned learning in the spring and how they plan to execute in the fall in response to COVID, are met with dissatisfaction, demands for tuition cuts and uncertainty about enrollment. The discrepancy indicates that learning can, and should, come in different forms with different price tags to fit every students’ needs. This event will dive deeper into that idea by facilitating an open conversation about the value of education and how we can create a system that allows all people the opportunity to an education that fits their unique needs.
The Future of Education: Believe in Learners
The future of education has never been more uncertain than it is now and the need to act never more immediate. Learners everywhere are looking for a better way. Are you up for challenging the status-quo, reimagining education and empowering students of all ages to discover, develop and deploy their unique talents and abilities? Join this session to learn about the most dynamic, bottom-up solutions in post-secondary education. Most importantly, if you’re an education entrepreneur, be a part of the solution. Learn how.
The previous education system promoted a false narrative that learning is done in specific ways at specific times. CKF believes that learning never stops, and individuals should be in a constant pursuit of discovering and developing our unique skills. The world has started to make this shift, which has only been accelerated by the current crisis. This series of virtual office hours, each themed around a particular idea, will serve as a call to action for groups that are embracing and advancing the concept of three-dimensional education to bring their ideas to our team.
A surprising take on how you can help tackle the really big problems in society–from one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs.
People are looking for a better way. Towering barriers are holding millions of people back, and the institutions that should help everyone rise are not doing the job. Crumbling communities. One-size fits all education. Businesses that rig the economy. Public policy that stifles opportunity and emboldens the extremes. As a result, this country is quickly heading toward a two-tiered society.
Today’s challenges call for nothing short of a paradigm shift – away from a top-down approach that sees people as problems to be managed, toward bottom-up solutions that empower everyone to realize their potential and foster a more inclusive society.
Such a shift starts by asking: What would it mean to truly believe in people?
Stand Together, a philanthropic community comprised of more than 700 business leaders, philanthropists, and thousands of social entrepreneurs working together to help break barriers that hold people back, is a proud supporter of the Charles Koch Foundation.
The Charles Koch Foundation believes education should empower lifelong learning that helps every individual discover their aptitudes, turn them into valued skills, and apply them to help improve society. The Foundation supports education entrepreneurs who share this vision and are creating innovative solutions from the bottom-up that increase access, improve quality and create new pathways to educational opportunities so all learners can realize their potential.