Educating to Do What?

Walker, Lewis J.
February 2010
Journal of Financial Planning;Feb2010, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p28
Academic Journal
The article discusses the costs of college education in the U.S. It notes that only 56% of students attend four-year schools with tuition fees below 9,000 dollars annually, 38% attend four-year schools with fees from 3,000 dollars - 6,000 dollars yearly, and 32% attend two-year public colleges with costs bellow 3,000 dollars. Ohio University professor Richard K. Vedder states that a large subset of population should not go to college as the jobs that does not require a college degree are now increasing. American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray notes that the 4-year residential program for Business Administration (BA) is not the right model for young people as only 10-15% of youth possess the mathematical and linguistic ability to do well in traditional college program.


Related Articles

  • The University and the Company Man. MCMILLAN COTTOM, TRESSIE // Dissent (00123846);Spring2014, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p42 

    The article explores the crisis in the U.S. higher education, with college being overpriced and over-valued along with rising income inequality, persistent long-term unemployment, and declining real wages. Other topics discussed include job polarization, increasing demand for college degrees,...

  • Why Giving Taxpayer Money to Colleges is a Poor Investment. Rodgers, Cynthia // Edutech Report;Sep2005, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p3 

    Presents an interview with Richard K. Vedder, Professor of Economics at Ohio University. Suggestion that giving a lot of taxpayers' money to colleges doesn't have a very high payoff; Focus on correlation between what states spend on higher education and the percentage of kids going on and...

  • HIGH COSTS, UNCERTAIN BENEFITS. KELLY, ANDREW P. // AEI Paper & Studies;May2015, Vol. 11 Issue 5, preceding p1 

    The article presents a study which explores the perception of adults without a college degree in the U.S. toward the postsecondary system, along with the costs and benefits of their potential alternatives. A description of the survey is given, which asked respondents questions including their...

  • Making Education Affordable.  // Baltimore Jewish Times;1/23/2015, Vol. 342 Issue 4, p8 

    The article talks about higher education in the U.S. focusing on the rising costs of college and the need to make education affordable.

  • School daze: Do you need a degree to be a real engineer? DEFFREE, SUZANNE // EDN;11/3/2011, Vol. 56 Issue 21, p10 

    In this article the author discusses the role of a college degree in establishing a career in engineering. She criticizes the rising costs of college education and the theoretical approach in studying engineering. Also investigated are people who became successful in the industry despite the...

  • Editor's Column. Gross, Jacob P. K. // Journal of Student Financial Aid;2014, Vol. 44 Issue 1, preceding p1 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various articles within the issue on topics including effect of education loans on career choices of students, increasing costs of higher education in the U.S. and financial decisions of low-income and working class students in the country.

  • Bush's Second Term: Our Predictions Revisited. Mangu-Ward, Katherine // Reason;Apr2009, Vol. 40 Issue 11, p12 

    The article presents the views of several economic experts, which they gave in the year 2005, and their reactions on those views, in 2009, given the economic crisis. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research scholar, Charles Murray, had in 2005 called for the public ownership of...

  • The Zombie Party. Rauch, Jonathan // Democracy: A Journal of Ideas;Summer2009, Issue 13, p101 

    The article reports focuses on the future of the Republican Party which reveals that Sarah Palin, the vice presidential nominee, would possibly take her turn in leading the party. The author examines Palin's experience on the politics, such as her being a neophyte in national politics and her...

  • Doing More with Less.  // ED Review;11/26/2010, p1 

    The article focuses on a speech on meeting the challenges facing education by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered at an American Enterprise Institute forum in November 2010. He cites doing more with less as the major challenge to be encountered by educators. He describes cuts that...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics