#Preach

So, A.):

Read This

Now, let’s talk about a few things. Two of my favorite quotes:

“…conventional wisdom is wrong. In reality these (humanities) degrees all produce expected lifetime earning increments far in excess of the cost of college tuition, even at expensive private colleges.”

“Humanities majors have taken their lumps on many fronts recently. Their defenders often respond with appeals to the ways in which the humanities add to the richness of life in nonmonetary ways. That is certainly true, but the humanities have been selling themselves short. In addition to adding invaluably to our culture, humanities majors are a wise financial investment as well.”

Taking these excerpts into consideration, and looking at the data within the article and linked pages, then considering this table from the Buereau of Labor Statistics, one should come up with a decidely different preception of the “worth of a college degre.”

Chart. Earnings and unemployment rates by educational attainment

I didn’t watch the CNN special on the value of college last week, but I imagine that topics like these were left off of the script

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About Art

I'm the Director of Academic Advising at Quincy College. I'm hoping this can be a place to express the occasional thought that may mean something to someone. . .we'll see. I'm also a musician--I play the string bass in primarily the jazz and classical idioms (though I love many kinds of music and have played everything from folk and bluegrass to new wave and hard rock). And, as an Italian-American, I love good food and good wine. . .basically,don't be surprised by posts on any of the topics mentioned above ;)
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