Beast op-ed says B.A. overvalued

In a recently published piece on The Daily Beast, Professor X challenges the majority of American educators, economists and employers by claiming that a bachelor’s degree isn’t valuable. You might be wondering who Professor X is, besides a nerdy writer fulfilling his childhood dream of growing up to be a wheelchair-bound, British, mind-reading mutant. Well, he’s actually a community/private college professor (and college degree holder) slash author who wrote a book about his accidental foray into academia and has since become a critic of widespread university education. This most recent piece frames the college premium as an “artificial construct” and goes on to stress how little effect a B.A. has on the skills of employees who earn more than their high school-educated counterparts. Read more after the jump. Continue Reading


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