Sunday, April 13, 2014

Universities prepare students for society, not necessarily jobs


This morning, I have an oped in the Boulder newspaper, The Daily Camera.  

In the article I argue that recent criticisms that universities ill prepare students for employment and many can't find jobs despite substantial loan debt are misplaced.  Ensuring students are better positioned for employment is in general, not a goal of universities or the federal student loan program.

Instead of criticizing universities for poor performance against inappropriate criteria, government and universities need to better manage expectations for the role of higher education in society.

You can read the full article here.

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