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

MarineCorpsVet Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 7:37 AM
Don't forget "race-norming". I saw my major state institution change from the early-60's when I matriculated to the 70's when I came back from 3 years of service. The difference was staggering. The only change was the law suits that were filed because the newly franchised black students were flunking out. "Dumbing-down" was the only answer so as not to appear racist. You get what you teach.
Doug3370 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 10:20 AM
Most classes in college don't race-norm their grading. A calculus exam doesn't allow much wiggle room for interpreting answers, and it's next to impossible to dumb down the content. What happens more often is that soft majors proliferate. This accommodates less prepared or less diligent students of every race. But, unsurprisingly, soft majors mostly don't lead to good jobs.

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...