Economic downturn force reevaluation of college education

January 30, 2009

The global economic downturn's impact on the job market is forcing some graduates to reconsider the value of their college degree, observes Walt Gardner in the Christian Science Monitor. There is a difference between learning for the sake of learning and learning relevant to making a living. Not intended to be trade schools, colleges are designed to develop the skills essential to lifelong learning. Gardner writes that society is entering "a new era in which old assumptions about education and prosperity no longer apply." Christian Science Monitor