When few young people had a bachelor’s degree, it mattered little what they majored in. But today, it’s an entirely different story (“What Is College Really Worth?” The Nation, Aug. 18).
Degree inflation means that only those majoring in STEM will likely find a decent job. By the time, they pay off their student debt, it’s questionable if they made the right decision. I realize that the pecuniary value of a degree should not be the only consideration, but graduates have to pay their bills.
Learning to think deeply and critically can be achieved without a degree. In fact, the best argument for college is that it is the most convenient place to learn how to learn. It is not an absolute determinant.
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