One reason:For at least a couple of decades, people have preached at high school kids the importance of a college education to getting a good job. But really, the college education has diminished in its core purpose, that of actually providing a broad education. Instead colleges have become finishing schools for political posturing in some areas social sciences and "liberal" arts) and a trade school in others (engineering and computer "science"). Of course, employers looking to hire smart motivate high schools may likewise be dismayed at the poor quality of a high school diploma as a sign of employability.as competition for college-educated employees increases, companies will become more and more motivated to use those without college degrees effectively in the workforce, in jobs that today would routinely require a diploma-in-hand as the price of admission. They will come to screen candidates in different ways, searching, perhaps, for the Simon Cowells among them: those who are bright, motivated, and will make them money.Another reason: "a perception that at least parts of today's college education are actually not particularly relevant may pervade more and more young people's (and older employers') consciousness."
Monday, August 27, 2007
College Degrees May Decline in Value
George Leef at Phi Beta Cons has a couple of explnations: