WaPo: The most important education issue we’re not talking about this election

“The rewards of this information economy increasingly go to young adults who can navigate the ambiguity of today’s jobs with a mix of hard skills and so-called soft skills, such as communications, problem-solving, and working in teams. Those sets of skills are often not learned within today’s traditional classrooms at most schools and college campuses. How we arm students with the skills necessary to succeed in this economy — and not the economy of a half-century ago — is the education and economic issue we need to be discussing in this election.”