College and Career: Correlation, but not Causation

“Is college worth it?” is the question of our time.  Never before have so many owed so much for so little.  The debate is polarizing.  Most opinions are either “college is for everyone and students should embrace it and how dare you rob them of this!” or “what a scam, avoid entirely.” It’s not for […]

The Skills Gap: It’s Mutual

This WP piece highlights another interesting debate in the college vs. manufacturing job debate (also discussed here yesterday).   The conventional wisdom is that there are all these manufacturing jobs available, but young people refuse to take them.  They find them too dirty and dead-end.  This is the much-cited “wage gap.”   This reminds me of a […]