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One Reply to “Why All This Matters”
This always strikes me as an issue that looks entirely different depending on who I am speaking to.
If I’m talking to a student…then yes, go to school so that you have more options and earning power.
If I’m looking at the system…then the issue is that we need to reconfigure the workplace to increase job prospects for high school grads. Only about 20% of all jobs require a college education. (http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2007/11/art5full.pdf) Saying–and I’m not sure if this is your opinion–that we need to vastly increase the number of students who attend college ignores the reality of the job market.