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Should we stop “reflexively” sending our kids to college?

First, look internally. Why do you want to go? Is it just because everyone else is going? That’s not a good enough reason. Is it because that’s where the good parties are? That’s not a good enough reason. To get away from the folks? That’s not a good enough reason. What’s your academic interest? How well does the school address that? What will you owe when you finish? What will your job prospects be?
Why a College Degree May Not Be Worth It
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
There’s no doubt that the ‘Ryan budget,’ the fiscal year 2013 budget resolution passed by the House, would severely diminish Pell grants. It would lower the income level at which students qualify for an automatic maximum grant, create a maximum income to be eligible for a grant, reduce the amount of income a student or family can keep to cover minimal living expenses before being expected to contribute toward college costs, freeze the maximum grant at the fiscal year 2012 level of $5,550, and make students attending school less than half-time ineligible for grants. How Might Pell Grants Fare Under Obama and Romney?
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
From 1987 to 2007 the inflation-adjusted value of a college degree rose by $345,000. But of that $345,000, only $37,000 was due to the college degree becoming more valuable. The remaining $308,000 was due to the high school diploma becoming less valuable Public High Schools Are Not Doing Their Jobs
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
By 2030, China will have 200 million college graduates—more than the entire U.S. workforce U.S. Education Must Keep up With China’s, India’s Bold Programs
CHART OF THE DAY: Do you find it extreme that parents are more willing to buy properties in their kids’ college towns rather than paying rent?

CHART OF THE DAY: Do you find it extreme that parents are more willing to buy properties in their kids’ college towns rather than paying rent?

Monday, May 14, 2012
Dear Graduating Seniors: Apparently you’re hosed. Rick Newman: Where the Jobs Are, and the College Grads Aren’t
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Monday, November 21, 2011 Thursday, November 3, 2011 Friday, October 28, 2011
I would freak out. I wouldn’t know what to do. Michael Conley, a senior at Indiana University—Bloomington, a self-proclaimed social media addict who estimates that he spends 10 hours a day using platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, mainly for professional networking and “communicating with like-minded people,” on what he would do if on-campus social media were blocked — Imagining College Life Without Social Media
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Friday, September 9, 2011