Based on the possible beneficial externalities from college, argue for whether or not a case exists

dsteele
Asked May 09, 2012
If I understand your question and I'm not sure I do, College is only one of the ways you can learn the skills needed to accomplish your goals in life. There are many more. But there's much more to it than that. College gives you credentials. In today's world, a person may know twice as much as someone with a doctorate in the subject but someone with a bachelors degree will get the job before them. It not only gets you the job, it gives you credibility. Write a white paper on any subject and when the press sees the writer doesn't have a degree, it becomes a paper airplane. College is also a valuable social experience.

If you want to understand the true value of a college education, talk to someone that didn't get one.
Rob
Answered May 09, 2012
Edited May 09, 2012

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