Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Robert Schwartz, Matthew Crawford and Paul Harrington: Should Everybody Go to College

Should Everybody Go To College?
Robert Schwartz, Matthew Crawford and Paul Harrington
On Point (WBUR: Boston Public Radio)

Should everybody go to college? A new report questions some basic assumptions about the best path for American kids.

Libya’s ablaze. The Arab world’s in revolt. Wisconsin’s in turmoil. Unemployment’s still sky-high. The world, the future, looks so up for grabs.

Meanwhile, a new, young generation of Americans is trying to figure out what to do with their lives — where to aim their careers. The big strong message to high school students has been “go to college.”

But is that really the answer? Should everybody go? A new report says no. It says we need to develop much stronger, prouder paths in vocational education.

This hour On Point: Questioning “college for all” calling for something new.

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