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Old 12-25-2013, 08:40 PM
 
Location: NJ
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It still isn't per se. However the news likes to carry stories of doom and gloom. Then other news people have to counter with the truth and "feel good" stories.

It's amazing how Americans question the usefulness of...education.
They do it, as tens of millions of 12 years and out make McWages (with a tiny smattering of that group doing better) to justify their decision to quit educating themselves so early in life.

But BLS stats showing a median salary gap $300/wk college vs hs grad are the best indicator of payback on investing in oneself.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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It still isn't per se. However the news likes to carry stories of doom and gloom. Then other news people have to counter with the truth and "feel good" stories.

It's amazing how Americans question the usefulness of...education.
I meant there was a time it wasn't so difficult for a new college grad to get a job that one getting multiple offers was newsworthy.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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They do it, as tens of millions of 12 years and out make McWages (with a tiny smattering of that group doing better) to justify their decision to quit educating themselves so early in life.

But BLS stats showing a median salary gap $300/wk college vs hs grad are the best indicator of payback on investing in oneself.
Again, I meant there was a time it wasn't so difficult for a new college grad to get a job that one getting multiple offers was newsworthy, NOT that people shouldn't bother with college.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Again, I meant there was a time it wasn't so difficult for a new college grad to get a job that one getting multiple offers was newsworthy, NOT that people shouldn't bother with college.
That is true, but today, at all levels, there is more supply relative to demand than decades past.
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