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Maryland Takes a Stand Against the College Credential

Governor Larry Hogan is increasing both opportunity and equity by eliminating higher education requirements for many state jobs.

Now hiring, college degree not mandatory.

Now hiring, college degree not mandatory.

Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images North America

American society needs a radical move away from credentialism. So it’s a very promising sign that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced that thousands of Maryland state government jobs no longer will require a four-year college degree.

This change will boost opportunity and equity. Maybe it will even start a broader movement, including in the private sector.