We’ve all heard the advice: If you want more opportunity, go to college. But today, that advice is seriously expensive. It makes you wonder: Can we still afford to send our kids to college? Or in today’s job market, can we afford not to?
The social feed is a large portion of the Point Taken format. To keep you in the loop, we’ve pulled a few of the night’s Tweets:
Students need to go into college with purpose and meaning. It's no longer a great time for exploration due to price tag. #PointTakenPBS
— Topher Kelly (@Topher_Kelly) April 27, 2016
Why is the "worth" of college judged only in economic terms and career success? How about finding value in knowledge? #PointTakenPBS
— Eric Moffa (@EricMoffa) April 27, 2016
A college education is great for building life lessons. We need to look at more ways to gain same without the huge debt #PointTakenPBS
— Toma Osama Aihie (@tomaihie) April 27, 2016
Unfortunately a decent paying job is no longer guaranteed with a degree. There is definitely a skills gap. #PointTakenPBS
— Have you read it? (@haveyoureadit) April 27, 2016
The banks and the Colleges are making a killing on the backs of students. It's criminal and we just go along with it. #PointTakenPBS
— James Lynch (@JwLynchPhoto) April 27, 2016
As long as employers require post secondary edu for entry level positions, it will remain beneficial to get a college degree #PointTakenPBS
— Renada Goldberg (@RenadaGoldberg) April 27, 2016
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