The overeducated bartender moves up

Don’t listen to doomsayers who knock the value of a college degree, writes Ed Sector‘s Kevin Carey.  The college-educated bartender will move up; workers with only a high school diploma keep falling farther behind.

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  1. Mark Roulo says:

    Value has two components: what you pay out, and what you get.

    One way for college to be a poor value is for the cost to get very large.

    Is there *ANY* cost point at which Kevin Carey would consider college to be a poor value? The article seems to suggest that the answer is, “no.”

  2. The cost of a college education has increased 400% (adjusted for inflation) over the last 30 years…meantime, real wages have hardly changed at all…

    Parents and their offspring should watch 20/20 – is college a rip-off.

  3. Stacy in NJ says:

    If a bartender is capable of earning a degree then there’s a good chance he/she is adequately intelligent. Possibly the reason they “moved up” is due to intellectual ability rather than the degree.