Peter Smith

Peter Smith is senior vice president of academic strategies and development for Kaplan Higher Education and is the former assistant director for education of the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Smith also served as the founding president of California State University at Monterey Bay and the Community College of Vermont. He served as Vermont’s lieutenant governor from 1982–1986 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in l989. Dr. Smith is the author of the critically acclaimed The Quiet Crisis: How Higher Education Is Failing America.

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In Harnessing America’s Wasted Talent: A New Ecology of Learning, Peter Smith advances the provocative proposition that the real problem is not enough jobs, but insufficient skilled worker