Alex Whitlock has doubts.
My degree helped get me to the front of the line. If everyone were to have that piece of paper, I have my doubts that the overall employment rates would change much and I seriously doubt that it would lead to a serious wage increase across the board. Instead, I believe the result would be a lot more college majors working at Starbucks.
Community college essentially is open and free to everyone, and it’s a wonderful way for people of any age to improve academic and job skills. But people with very poor reading, writing, math and study skills — and those who’ve come to hate classroom learning — have trouble making use of community college opportunities.