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

Bill258 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 9:39 AM
ACT college admissions tests include English, math, reading and science. Only 25% of applicants were proficient in all 4 subjects ... only 40% in 2 subjects. High schools do a terrible job preparing students who want to go to college. In 2007, a college graduate could expect to earn $1.7 million more than a high school graduate. That is sufficient incentive. Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize their education. newsandopinions dot net
pow1000 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 11:11 AM
No just High schools. It starts in Kindergarden, its all about self esteem and of course political indoctrination.
And I agree with the trade school idea. Europe has used it for years and have some highly trained people in all areas, even getting a "Meister" in their trained profession after about 6 years. Seems to me like the drinking, drugs and bad behavoir is taking over in our colleges, because these "kids" do not have any direction or plan. But the Professors make a good living and keep pushing "college education". Ha!

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...