Anyone doubting that a bachelor’s degree is financially not what it claims to be needs to read what those interviewed by The New York Times said in its survey (“We’re Not Asking for the Moon,” Jul. 17). Onerous student debt has made it nearly impossible for young people to live on a scale even remotely close to what their parents had achieved at their age.
As readers of this column know, I believe that we’ve been wildly oversold on the importance of a bachelor’s degree. I wonder how majoring in, say, gender studies is financially worthwhile. I urge more high school students to seriously consider a vocational curriculum combined with an apprenticeship. No student debt and a well-paying job.
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