Tom Friedman speaks at the World Affairs Council in 2008. (The World Affairs Council/Flickr CC)
Tom Friedman says college education is heading for a "huge disruption." The New York Timessat down with host Kara Miller to talk jobs, education and the middle class.
But if you only really care about the education bits, we've got you covered. Here's our listener's guide to the interview:
• 2:40 - 3:40 The Importance of Being Entrepreneurial
Colleges are recognizing the importance of entrepreneurship, but can it be taught? The results of a recentsuggest business leaders think it can, with nearly 90 percent saying that teaching students about entrepreneurship and starting your own business is important.
• 6:00 - 8:00 There is No Secret Sauce to Great Education
That's what Friedman asked education leaders in Shanghai, China when he visited. While he says there is no real secret, Friedman focuses on teacher training and parent involvement as two factors that separate the Chinese education system from the American.
• 15:32 - 17:18 College is Heading for a Huge Disruption
According to Friedman, the higher education industry is facing a revolution, comparable to the one his --- the newspaper -- industry just underwent. With more and more competition, like free, education is going to have to step up its game and rethink cost.