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  • The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone

    12/08/2017 4:46:13 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 48 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2017-12-07 | Bryan Caplan
    I have been in school for more than 40 years. First preschool...Thanks to tenure, I have a dream job for life...Yet a lifetime of experience, plus a quarter century of reading and reflection, has convinced me that it is a big waste of time and money.... How, you may ask, can anyone call higher education wasteful...those with a bachelor’s degree earn, on average, 73 percent more than those who have only a high-school diploma, up from about 50 percent in the late 1970s. The key issue, however, isn’t whether college pays, but why.... Educators teach what they know—and most have...
  • 90-year-old veteran set to graduate college

    05/05/2017 3:07:00 PM PDT · by deport · 8 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | May 5, 2017 | Savannah Levins
    90-year-old veteran set to graduate college CHARLOTTE, NC -- A 90-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Charlotte is about to graduate college for the very first time. Robert Winters has been taking classes at Central Piedmont Community College for years, and has now finally reached his dream of earning his diploma. “This has been a long time coming,” Robert said. “I dropped out of high school -- World War II -- to join the Navy.” He spent the next 25 years serving the United States, in World War II, Korea and Vietnam wars ........A man who crossed the...
  • California governor denies parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 9:48:09 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 July 2016 | By Associated Press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole for the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago. Brown overturned the recommendation of a parole board on Friday that found Leslie Van Houten was no-longer the violent young woman who committed a gruesome murder and was now fit for release. She has completed college degrees and been a model inmate. The Democratic governor acknowledged her success in prison and her youth at the time of the murders. However, he wrote in his decision...
  • Best Paying College Majors: How Does Yours Compare?

    10/22/2015 6:52:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    If you are trying to figure out what to major in at college, then take a look at typical salaries for each major. After all, odds are that college will cost you — or your son, daughter or grandchild — a lot. It makes sense to get a handle on the payback. Clarifying your career-earnings prospects can aid your career planning and retirement planning. It turns out that the highest pay goes to people whose undergraduate degrees were in sciences related to energy exploration, production and transportation, according to Majors in computer sciences and engineering and related fields also...
  • Why They Fear Scott Walker

    02/12/2015 12:58:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | February 12, 2015 | Seth Mandel
    As I write this, the No. 1 “most read” story on the Washington Post’s website is its investigation into the college years of Scott Walker, headlined: “As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit.” Most of the time, you don’t need to read such a story to know what it’s about: for Republicans, every silly comment or stunt in their teenage years is in the public interest, and for Democrats the same investigative practice is racist, racist, racist. (Though in 2016 it will be sexist, sexist, sexist.) But there is one aspect of this story that...
  • Can Scott Walker be president without a college degree?

    02/10/2015 4:51:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 90 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentiel ^ | 2/10/15 | Albert Hunt
    Supporters say the 47-year-old has more diverse qualifications than the other Republicans: A non-Washington Republican who has won tough contests in a blue state, taken on labor unions and has appeal to the conservative faith community and the business constituency. There is one credential that he doesn't have: a post-high school education. America hasn't elected a president without a college degree since Harry Truman. Privately, some strategists in both parties suspect that this could increasingly become troublesome for voters, a little in the nominating process, more so in a general election, particularly in battleground upscale suburban areas. If this seems...
  • Carleton College website asks: What can you do with a liberal arts degree? [parents want answers]

    11/03/2013 1:42:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | November 2, 2013 | MAURA LERNER ,
    ....she was a little nervous when her son told her he wanted to major in music in college.She knew that was his passion. But as a mom, she was hoping he’d pick something a little more…practical. That may explain why Hardy, a professor of classics at Carleton College, is so sympathetic to a new program designed to help her own students find a career that pays the bills.This fall, Carleton launched an interactive website, called Pathways,as a “one-stop” shop for those who wonder how to turn a history or philosophy degree into a meaningful career.At the same time, it’s asking...
  • The College Degree Scam

    07/31/2013 7:46:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/31/2013 | Carole Hornsby Haynes
    For years we've heard the propaganda line that everyone needs to go to college -- that a degree will improve your status and standard of living. It has become politically incorrect to even suggest that a higher education degree might not be right for every young American. So it's not surprising that those without a college degree often feel inferior and marginalized. Has a college degree become the litmus test for whether a person is well educated and successful? These highly successfully individuals would likely disagree with that premise. Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs, Richard...
  • 9 Great Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    10/22/2011 8:37:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies · 1+ views
    AskMen ^ | 10/22/2011 | James Griffin
    Want to be the envy of all your worthless liberal arts degree-having friends? Become a mechanic." The economy may have yet to recover from its implosion a few years ago, but you still have bills to pay, rent checks to write and a healthy drinking habit to support, which means you need money. "I'm not qualified for anything, I don't have my degree," you might say to yourself. That's loser talk. Whoever said that you need to write the letters B.A. after your name was full of BS. The obvious answer to your problem is "entrepreneur," but we've decided to...
  • The Value of College Is: (a) Growing (b) Flat (c) Falling (d) All of the Above

    09/28/2011 6:40:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/28/2011 | Derek Thompson
    Millions of people applying to college this fall are grappling with how to write the first sentence of their essay and where to send the first application. Behind these worries, however, is a broader anxiety about not which college to attend, whether to attend at all. Is college worth it, any more? The case for college is established: The value of higher education has never been higher, period. A college degree -- not only from Harvard, but from community colleges -- turns out to be a better investment than stocks or homes. The fastest growing jobs in the next 10...
  • What’s a college education worth? Bachelor’s degree graduates with the most salary offers

    05/03/2011 11:57:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 05/03/2011 | Jennifer Openshaw
    As the cost of a college education skyrockets, some parents may be wondering about the value of going to college — especially with the examples of billionaire Harvard drop-outs Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg front and center. The price tag for four years at a public university averages about $35,000, according to The College Board. A private college or university can cost about $120,000. So what’s the best return on investment, especially if a student is taking out loans to help finance college? Part of the answer lies in selecting a major that offers the opportunity to quickly move into...
  • One in five American mothers have children with different dads

    04/01/2011 7:38:02 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:04 PM on 1st April 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    One in five mothers in America have children with different fathers, a new study shows. Researchers found that the trend was higher in minority groups and mothers with low income and education backgrounds. The data was taken over a 27-year period from nearly 4,000 U.S. women who had been interviewed more than 20 times. The study's author Cassandra Dorius said of the one in five figure: 'To put it in perspective, this is similar to the number of American adults with a college degree. It's pervasive.'
  • What's Your College Degree Worth ?

    07/10/2010 11:49:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BusinessWeek ^ | 07/09/2010
    For students and their parents, it's an important question and one that has been devilishly difficult to answer—until now. PayScale, which collects pay information from individuals using its online pay comparison tools, dug into its trove of 1.4 million reports on U.S. college graduates for Bloomberg/BusinessWeek. CLICK ON ABOVE LINK FOR TABLE OF COLLEGES AND WHAT GRADUATES ARE WORTH AFTER GRADUATION.
  • The Job Market: Is a College Degree Worth Less Today?

    12/09/2009 6:37:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies · 3,840+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 12/9/2009 | Christopher Furlong
    Employers and career experts see a growing problem in American society — an abundance of college graduates, many burdened with tuition-loan debt, heading into the work world with a degree that doesn't mean much anymore. The problem isn't just a soft job market — it's an oversupply of graduates. In 1973, a bachelor's degree was more of a rarity, since just 47% of high school graduates went on to college. By October 2008, that number had risen to nearly 70%. For many Americans today, a trip through college is considered as much of a birthright as a driver's license. Marty...
  • Dropouts Seek a Boost From Equivalency Exams

    09/14/2009 7:18:59 AM PDT · by Kevmo · 3 replies · 737+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept 12, 2009 | S. MITRA KALITA
    Dropouts Seek a Boost From Equivalency Exams Numbers Seeking a Degree Swell -- But Gains May Be Limited A growing number of Americans are taking high school equivalency tests in their hunt for any leg up in a bleak labor market. Adult-education centers across the country report backlogs and waiting lists for prep courses cramming dozens of topics and years of lessons into weeks or months. But the potential for a better job and pay that drives many to seek a General Educational Development diploma comes with a caveat: The certificate generally is of limited value unless students use it...
  • The Realities of ‘College Education’

    06/18/2009 4:55:13 AM PDT · by decimon · 28 replies · 1,870+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 15, 2009 | Abraham H. Miller
    The soaring costs of a college degree are prompting colleges to consider a three-year degree program. Britain has long granted a degree for three years of college. I would like to suggest a one-year degree program. And I don’t mean an associate’s degree. Here are some hard facts most colleges will never tell you and most parents could not tolerate hearing. The general requirements of the first two years at most colleges are what high school should have been. That is what junior should have learned had he not been busy getting high, getting drunk, and being socially promoted. Better...
  • Ready, Shoot, Aim!

    01/24/2008 7:58:45 AM PST · by GoldwaterInstitute · 1 replies · 79+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | January 23, 2008 | Matthew Ladner
    Ready, Shoot, Aim!: Napolitano's higher education proposals are off the mark By Matthew Ladner, Ph.D. Governor Janet Napolitano called for the doubling of the number of college graduates by 2020 in her 2007 state of the state address and paying the tuition for students who graduate high school with a B average. How fast can you say grade inflation? What's important to note, however, is that there isn't any reason to think Arizona needs such a doubling. In the Carnegie Foundation's publication Change, Paul Barton wrote that the notion that the U.S. has a dire need for an ever increasing...
  • High-Priced Student Loans Spell Trouble

    09/30/2007 4:47:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies · 244+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2007 | MARCY GORDON
    The near doubling in the cost of a college degree the past decade has produced an explosion in high-priced student loans ... While scholarship, grant money and government-backed student loans - whose interest rates are capped - have taken up some of the slack, many families and individual students have turned to private loans, which carry fees and interest rates that are often variable and up to 20 percent. Many in the next generation of workers will be so debt-burdened they will have to delay home purchases, limit vacations, even eat out less to pay loans off on time. Kristin...
  • Higher Education Hard Sell

    09/08/2006 1:11:53 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 19 replies · 641+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 8, 2006 | Matthew Hickman
    When it comes to education, conventional wisdom argues that it’s better to go to college after high school. Conventional wisdom states that an educated society will spur economic growth, that a college degree leads to a higher income, and that America needs to increase college enrollment to strengthen against international competition. However, in George Leef’s essay, The Overselling of Higher Education, he argues that this conventional wisdom has flooded universities with apathetic students, subsequently causing a “deterioration of academic standards, credential inflation and soaring costs of college attendance.” Leef serves as executive director of The John William Pope Center for...
  • Ex-Sooner displays the finishing touch (nice back-to-school story)

    05/10/2006 4:03:03 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 2 replies · 274+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | Wednesday, May 10, 2006 | Berry Tramel
    Reggie Mathis wishes he could go back. Wishes he hadn’t squandered that last spring he was on the OU campus. Wishes he had been as partial to the library as he is now. Mathis has gone back. Back to the state he left in 1979. Back to the people who helped before and are willing to do it again. Back to school. Reggie Mathis awoke today with a new title. A new way to describe a man who in March turned 50 years old. College graduate. Twenty-eight years after Mathis finished his Sooner football career, he graduated from the University...