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November 01, 2011

Economic Inequality: Red or Blue

Times columnist David Brooks makes an important point today about two flavors of inequality. The 'blue' inequality, financiers vs. wage earners, is getting all the attention, but the 'red' inequality, those with or without a college education (and here, the big gap falls along gender lines) is more ...

October 24, 2011

A Warning Sign from Korea

Too many college graduates and not enough jobs for them has Koreans worried about the priorities of their education system. Does that mean that treating (some) college is the new high school is the wrong strategy? Korea does stand out as a useful warning, but the U.S. is far from reaching the over-...

August 08, 2011

Should College Be the Goal of K-12 Education?

Of course not, if college is defined by a four-year university degree. That's the point that's missing in this essay arguing that college isn't for everyone. Of course it isn't, and of course there are jobs that don't require college degrees. But jobs that require some kind of post-secondary work ar...

August 05, 2011

Required Reading

This Brookings paper brings together all the factors that explain the declining economic status of men. Thanks to Christina Hoff Sommers for spotting this one.

July 29, 2011

Do Aussie Boys Need High School or College Degrees?

Some boys do fine with neither, this writer points out. Besides, women haven't been entirely successfully at translating their superior academic achievements into workforce achievements.

July 24, 2011

College Still Worth It?

Yes. New York Times makes another nice contribution to the debate.

July 14, 2011

The Undereducated American

The nation must add 20 million postsecondary-educated workers to the economy by 2025, according to a new Lumina report.

June 27, 2011

Needed: More Workers With 'Some' College Education

From the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

June 26, 2011

College Degrees Important for Non-college Jobs

In my book I refer to this as college is the new high school. Some post-secondary study is needed for many blue-collar jobs. And as this New York Times article points out, a college degree is helpful even when working as a cashier.

June 11, 2011

Why the Press Always Gets the Value-of-a-Diploma Story Wrong

Kevin Carey writing with his usual insight in The New Republic.

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