Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Public service reminder: College pays!

The NYT publishes yet another annoying commentary about the lousy career prospects of college grads. Professor Bronson's heart is in the right place, and clearly she believes she is doing her students a service in her composition courses. But then we have the following:
Over all, their goals are fairly reasonable for anyone investing money and time at the university level. 
But are they realistic? 
Probably not, according to Richard Vedder, the director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. “There are too many college graduates for the kinds of jobs they expect to hold,” he said.
Vedder can say what he likes, and realistic expectations are a good thing, but the bottom line is that the college premium in both pay and employment prospects is now as high as it has ever been. On top of that as a bonus you get to learn cool stuff that might make you a happier, more interesting, and more well-rounded person. Stay in school and get that degree! Does it seem like I am repeating myself? I am! See here, and here.

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