The logic of skills-based hiring is unimpeachable. Talent is scarce, and progress in boosting workforce diversity remains sluggish, so it makes sense to cast as wide a net as possible when hiring. The obvious way for companies to do that is to stop requiring a college degree for many job postings — a practice that, according to a 2023 Census Bureau report, eliminates almost two-thirds of workers from consideration and affects Black and Hispanic workers disproportionately.