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Education decisions are among the most important choices people ever make. So we were surprised and disappointed to see an article so loosely reasoned and reckless in its conclusions as “Five Reasons to Skip College” published in Blank Slate at

Education decisions are among the most important choices people ever make. So we were surprised and disappointed to see an article so loosely reasoned and reckless in its conclusions as “Five Reasons to Skip College” published in Blank Slate at Forbes.com on April 18, 2006. The article never provides a numerical assessment of the costs and benefits of going to college, uses statistics inappropriately and in a way that biases the conclusions against college, contains conceptual errors on how to evaluate the return on a college education, and greatly exaggerates the only substantive criticism of typical evaluations of the financial worth of a college degree.

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Title
  • Five Reasons to Skip College: A Reply
Date Created
2006-05
Identifier
  • Identifier Value
    ASU 8.3:P 65 F 48
Note
  • A report from the "Productivity and Prosperity Project: An Analysis of Economic Competitiveness (P3)."
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 5).

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