J. M. Beach

J. M. Beach

J. M. Beach is founder and Director of 21st Century Literacy. He is a scholar, a teacher, and entrepreneur. He is the author of several books on education, including Can We Measure What Matters Most? Why Educational Accountability Metrics Lower Student Learning and Demoralize Teachers and The Myths of Measurement and Meritocracy: Why Accountability Metrics in Higher Education are Unfair and Increase Inequality.


J. M. Beach is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. For more information, visit the author’s website.
J. M. Beach
Executive Education

Free Tuition Won’t Fix Community Colleges—or Help Students

President Biden’s proposed American Families Plan would waive tuition at public community colleges for two years. While the concept of free tuition sounds good, in practice, the community college system is in such dismal shape that more money in the form of federal student aid would do painfully little at...