Over $1.3 billion in Perkins funding from the federal government pours into secondary and post-secondary schools every year, totaling billions since 2006, and the effect has been minimal at best. A major factor: we need to solve the problem of helping people train for their future, not for a singular job. Instead of “education to earn a job” this needs to become “education for a life”. It needs to be available to all. And I believe in some forms it has begun but not been fully realized.