Is college no longer necessary?

“Less than a generation ago, going to college was as American as apple pie and a basic rite of passage for youngsters after high school — even for those without high academic grades and SAT scores. Anyone without a degree from an accredited institute of higher learning was deemed part of an inferior pool of workers and condemned to a lifetime of low wages and low-level career prospects.  And then, seemingly in the blink of an eye, the tides turned against the social mandate for a college education. Famous dropouts became a fixture of the corporate elite. Big companies started to drop degree requirements and re-train their staff instead. All the while, college tuition continued to rise well ahead of inflation, leading millions to question the necessity of a college degree in today’s world.”

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