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

Tom20 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 4:36 PM
Great article! But the 3 examples of college majors that I would have used would not have been accounting, engineering, and computer sciences...". They would have been "sociology, art history, and gender studies..." (and many more like music, Asian art, philosophy, and so on..). People think that all they have to do is "get a college degree" in something that interests them and they will be on easy street. They should always be thinking, "Who is going to pay me to do this?".
Basset Hound Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 11:22 PM
I don't know if you will see this, but I disagree about music majors. It takes a good deal of mathematical aptitude to learn music theory. Music majors also have to have a tremendous amount of self-discipline to maintain the rigorous practice schedule required to progress to the higher level bands, choirs or performance classes. Music education programs in high school provide kids with a positive peer group.

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...