The Dwindling Power of a College Degree – NYTimes.com

The Dwindling Power of a College Degree – NYTimes.com.

It’s the Economy

The Dwindling Power of a College Degree

The 2012 presidential election can be seen as offering a choice between two visions of how to return us to this country’s golden age — from roughly 1945 to around 1973 — when working life was most secure for many Americans, particularly white, middle-class men. President Obama said his jobs plan was for people who believed “if you worked hard and played by the rules, you would be rewarded.” Mitt Romney explained his goal was to restore hope for “folks who grew up believing that if they played by the rules . . . they would have the chance to build a good life.” But these days, many workers have lost a near guarantee on a decent wage and benefits — and their careers are likely to have much more volatility (great years; bad years; confusing, mediocre years) than their parents’ ever did. So when did the rules change?

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2 responses to “The Dwindling Power of a College Degree – NYTimes.com

  1. missdisplaced

    I must say, it really is a bummer. Getting a college degree used to really MEAN something, and getting your master’s degree meant even more.

    Now, the employers all want them for even the most menial jobs and it means nothing.

  2. Pit

    I agree: a college degree should really guarantee employment.

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