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Is College Worth It?


Public confidence in higher education has decreased, with many Americans believing that college is unaffordable and not worth the cost. While studies show that college graduates earn more, doubts have grown due to rising costs and student debt. Authors argue that the college wage premium is a myth serving business interests and reinforcing class hierarchies. They suggest that colleges reproduce inequality and privilege the already privileged. Reforms are proposed, but the authors acknowledge that they are unlikely to be enacted soon. Despite this, the authors believe that education has value beyond its wage premium….

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