Bruce Kern is getting set to retire from running the East Bay Economic Development Alliance. (He's a player behind the scenes whose name pops up around East Bay coups like Tesla, Solyndra and Bayer). What's the biggest change he's seen over 20 years? The speed of change itself. That is to say, most people working today face disruptive change, no matter what field of endeavor they engage in. He's not just talking about those fields that go "poof!"
Kern argues it's time for a seismic shift in the way we perceive - and fund - education; that people should expect to go back to school repeatedly, throughout their adult lives. To pay for this, he's suggesting something like a 401k for retraining. It would be portable, and each employer would pay into it, along with the employee.
What do you think about Kern's proposal?