Ebony Pope on thinking outside the box

WorkingNation interviews leaders in public, private, and nonprofit spheres at the virtual JFF Horizons conference as part of our #WorkingNationOverheard campaign

Ebony Pope is principal at Rethink Education, a venture capital firm focused on innovation in education technology.

Rethink Education acknowledges that a four-year college education is not the pathway for everyone. Pope says it’s important to “invest in shorter form courses and skills-based assessments that provide all learners with the option to be able to get a quality education for not as much money as necessarily going to college.”

She adds, “Employers can level the playing field by widening the criteria for screening candidates beyond pedigree and bachelor’s degrees to include skills-based assessments and other proxies of knowledge.”

WorkingNation interviewed Pope for #WorkingNationOverheard as a media partner with the JFF Horizons 2020 conference. You can watch all the interviews on our YouTube channel.

Learn more about Rethink Education: https://rethink.vc/
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