We have not been able to contain the ever-rising cost, simplify needlessly complicated financial aid forms or protect lower-income aspirants from the for-profit colleges that want to fleece them. Then there are all the media stories questioning the worth of a college degree.
The latest headlines, prompted by a multiyear survey on attitudes toward college conducted by pollster Gallup and Purdue University (bit.ly/1N8ByY6), provide breathtaking examples
“Less than half of recent grads think college was worth the cost.”
“Just half of graduates say their education was worth the cost.”
“Recent grads doubt college’s worth.”
In my latest for Reuters, why everyone needs post-secondary training.
And in my latest for MoneyWatch, why chip-enabled credit cards are well worth the hassle.