Because people really hate higher wages and better jobs.

29 10 2009

“[W]e shouldn’t be talking about “sending” anyone to college. That phrasing smacks of central planning, as if government officials know the right percentage of the citizenry who need to go to college. Instead, higher education must be an individual choice. Fewer young people are making that choice, for whatever reason. The fact that college costs a lot and doesn’t seem to do much for many of the marginal kids who give it a try (and lots of those who do, drop out) is a logical reason to decide not to try college.”

– George Leef, “Re: Send More People to College?,” Phi Beta Cons, National Review Online, 10/22/09.

“Almost 40 percent of the nation’s 18- to 24-year-olds in 2008 were enrolled in college, a record number, according to a Pew Research Center report released on Thursday. The rise was driven almost entirely by a surge in students attending community colleges.”

“College Enrollment Set Record in 2008,” New York Times, 10/29/09.


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