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Colleges, McKinsey and Strada Start Task Force on Higher Education and Opportunity

The leaders of three dozen colleges and universities plus global consulting giant McKinsey & Co. and Strada Education Network, a nonprofit focused on the education-to-employment pipeline, announced a new group Monday called the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity.

Motivation for the group comes from the global pandemic, income inequality and the way the world of work is changing. An announcement also noted that unemployment for recent college graduates is nearly double what it was during the Great Recession of 2008. Fallout from these changes is disproportionately felt by people of color, regardless of educational background, the announcement added.

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