The status quo, from that point of view, needs to be maintained. Public colleges can be stripped down and hollowed out, but they can’t be closed. Trump even said, "There will be no God" if Biden were elected. More:Democratic Whip James Clyburn: 'Defund the police' cost Democrats seats, hurt Black Lives Matter movement. Shor predicted this year Biden would need to win the popular vote by 4% for a comfortable Electoral College victory. Internships, co-ops and credegrees will become a staple of every college education… Their rejection among white working-class voters, particularly in rural areas and small towns, helped lead to the disappointments. Low-income students are more likely to skip a year; FAFSA renewals have fallen almost 5 percent compared to a year ago. Colleges will make the changes they must as budgets shrink, and then they’ll demand more taxpayer money to restore higher ed to the way things were. And experts now believe some Trump-leaning supporters declined to take part in phone surveys before the election. Personalized learning. The ongoing changes are made based on local economic and political conditions. Until the fall, it’s too early to say. And if we don't, we won't be able to pass any laws.". "There's a lot of people in the party who are uncomfortable with the implications of the idea that we really have to adopt a maximalist attempt to appeal to (white) working-class voters. At the same time, Democrats saw support slip among Black voters, their most loyal constituency, and Latino voters. Although Biden won Black voters overwhelmingly 87%-12%, Trump grew his support by 4 percentage points from 2016, according to exit polls. Students will learn with study tools that adapt to the capabilities of a student. Country clubs or colleges? It's the dawn of a new era in higher education where opportunity abounds for those willing to seize ... [+] it. Robert Griffin, a political scientist and research director for the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group, said the deepened educational polarization presents "a plus and a minus" for both parties. Local politicians and towns dependent on the jobs provided by the college will fight tooth and nail against closures. In a post-election interview on CNN, Andrew Yang, who ran for president in the Democratic primary, said the electorate breakdown shows that Democrats need to confront their issues with “working class voters,” though he did not specify if he was talking about white non-college educated voters. ", More:How Joe Biden flipped the electoral map and won the presidency with room to spare. From the Republican perspective, most adults lack college degrees. The shift was more significant among Hispanic voters. Establishment Democrats like Rep. James Clyburn said the progressive slogan "defund the police" – used in Republican attack ads to put Democratic candidates on the defense – cost Democrats House and Senate seats. My colleagues at the James G. Martin Center have offered an outline of reforms for the University of North Carolina system that many state systems could follow. … 3. Many of the proposed reforms are good ideas. “And older white non-college educated men are kind of a declining population, especially in the rural areas.”, More:How the Electoral College works – and how it affected battleground states in 2020. In the presidential race, Democrats hoped to expand the electoral map to states like Iowa and Ohio that have large white working-class populations. Graduating debt free—with a job—will be the ultimate student outcome metric. However, reformers need to think about reform in terms of what to expect from decision makers and existing conditions. Admissions decisions will be made in 24-48 hours. They’re much cheaper than a four-year school, public or private. Yang said when he was running for president and was out on the campaign trail, when talking to Americans, like “a truck driver, retail worker, waitress in a diner” that they would “flinch” when he told them he was running for president as a Democrat. The American Conservative exists to advance a Main Street conservatism. "It's sort of this short-term game that can really juice up your coalition and pays huge dividends in terms of their geographic distributions, but it continues to be a smaller and smaller share of the electorate," Griffin said. But Trump won both by around 8 percentage points. The same trend is found in European nations like the United Kingdom. Marginal athletic programs, such as cross country, golf, tennis, and sometimes baseball, will disappear. Emerging Education And Tech Trends. They are the ones that college was designed for. I am President of University Partners and Global Head of Learn-Work Innovation at Kaplan. The self-motivated ones might try starting a business, or take an internship if they’re lucky enough to have family connections to a business that still exists.