Going to college used to be held in high regard by most people.
But a new Wall Street Journal-NORC poll found that is no longer the case (“Americans Are Losing Faith in College Education, WSJ-NORC Poll Finds,” The Wall Street Journal, Mar. 31).
That’s not at all surprising because some 28 percent of bachelor’s degrees have no net positive return. More than a quarter of students are in programs that aren’t worth the cost. With student debt now at $1.7 trillion and rising, high schoolers need to seriously consider vocational education, coupled with an apprenticeship.
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