The Big Blur: An Argument for Erasing the Boundaries Between High School, College and Careers, and Creating One New System That Works for Everyone
The Big Blur argues for a radical restructuring of education for grades 11–14 by erasing the arbitrary dividing line between high school and college.
This white paper from Jobs for the Future (JFF) asserts that the United States needs a way to eliminate the many structural barriers that stop millions of young people in their tracks after high school and derail their efforts to build a better life for themselves and their families.
To that end, The Big Blur argues for a radical restructuring of education for grades 11–14—by erasing the arbitrary dividing line between high school and college—to open opportunities for the learners our current systems leave behind. JFF makes the case for an entirely new type of institution—that is neither high school nor college—designed specifically to better meet the needs of young people after 10th grade and help prepare them to succeed in the world of work.