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

Mary of MO Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 9:02 AM
My advice to my grandson was to learn the trade of plumbing or electrician. I figure those trades are as much in demand as any. Of course, he didn't take my advice, but . . .
Molly Zin Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 3:23 PM
My son IS taking that same advice from me and is taking construction electricity from our high school vocational program. It has engaged his interest and challenged him for the first time in his school career and his grades have skyrocketed.

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...