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“Education Is The Key?” Assessing The Value Of A College Degree In A Tumultuous Economy

Bill258 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 9:37 AM
About a fifth of all students at 4-year colleges are taking remedial courses. Almost 65% of students at 4-year colleges do not get a degree within 6 years. newsandopinions dot net
Ken5061 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 10:51 AM
A lot of that is kids not wanting to go to work and much is false advertising by people who profit from it. There is money in having kids pay tuition for an extra year. Our dean made sure we got them out of there in four, even when most schools were taking five for engineers.

Half of recent college graduates can’t find employment. Those who find a job often settle for something less than a “college level job.”

So what good is a college education, anyway, in our very unstable economy?

As 2013 launches with more federal government debt and American businesses guessing when the next punitive regulatory show will drop, most Americans are ignoring an area of societal upheaval that is poised to get more intense. Increasingly, Americans are wondering how essential it is for one to possess a college degree.

The upheaval transcends what you’ll read in the occasional “top paying” and “worst paying...