Thinking and Linking by Joanne Jacobs
The more we spend on higher education, the more we spend on higher education. Do we really need more college graduates? Spotlight follows the bubble debate.
Surprising to most Americans, only 29% of the country has a bachelor degree. That’s the highest it has ever been and that percentage produces the most dynamic country in the world. There is no shortage of college degrees and a great many unemployed degree holders. On the contrary, we have a shortage of skilled labor and a crumbling infrastructure. While we need to maintain degrees in many fields, and while some fields struggle for qualified applicants, the blanket assumption about college degrees is our biggest problem.
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