We are obsessed with the notion that college is for everyone. I maintain that such thinking is wrong (“When Considering Colleges, Shop Differently,” The New York Times, Aug. 20).
A study in 2016 by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that possession of a college degree over a high school diploma is no longer a wise financial investment. That’s because costs have skyrocketed in the past 15 years and because of the education-skills mismatch that has arisen.
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