Jobs data cannot prove that college is a “good investment”

All that the favorable job statistics for college graduates tell us is that having a degree positions you better in the job market compared with people who do not have those credentials. Many employers who need workers for jobs that require only basic abilities and a decent attitude now screen out people who don’t have college degrees. Companies looking to hire for positions such as sales supervisor and rental car agent, for instance, often state that they’ll only consider applicants who’ve graduated from college. What they studied or how well they did is largely beside the point.




An Imaginary Crisis

Conventional wisdom has it that America desperately needs more STEM graduates, but “it just ain’t so.”


Lessons Learned

My two-year program in paralegal studies had its good points, but some bad ones as well.



Et Tu, New York Times?

Even the Gray Lady recognizes that the education establishment has oversold college.