CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER

Your Kid’s College Degree Might Be Worthless

Author Jeff Selingo Says Students Aren’t Getting the Skills They Need for Today’s Economy

For decades, a college degree “was a signal that people were ready for the workforce,” a sign to parents that their children “were going to be golden in the job market,” said Jeffrey J. Selingo, author of There Is Life After College and former editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. “That is no longer true,” he said, as he opened a talk for an enthusiastic Zócalo crowd at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.

According to the Federal Reserve, almost 50 percent of recent college graduates are underemployed. What’s critical, said Selingo, …

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