Thursday, October 30, 2008

Is College Worth It?

The move to eliminate vocational education from high school programs and instead make sure all students were 'prepped' for college changed the landscape of American education forever. Twenty years later, some are asking whether this shift did our kids and society a disservice, and ended up pushing many young people who would have been better off in the work force into wasting time (and money) in our nation's colleges. 

A recent article in BusinessWeek chimes in on the debate. 

More insights from the Chronicle of Higher Education: America's Most Over-rated Product: The Bachelor's Degree