Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Too Many Kids Go to College

Charles Murray provocatively -- and correctly -- argues that Americans put a "false premium" on a college education. Most vocations that are now often advertised as requiring a Bachelor's Degree do not in actuality need someone with four years of academic training.

While arguing that some form of enhanced vocational training should supplant university study as preparation for many careers, Murray also contends that the earning capacity of those in neglected blue collar vocations is growing due to the insufficient numbers of properly trained craftsmen entering certain fields.


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