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Getting more kids to attend college is misplaced agenda

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For many years the conventional wisdom in the United States has been that the more people who graduate from college, the better off we’ll be. It’s time to challenge that “wisdom.” The evidence says it’s wrong. In his first major address early in 2009, President Obama set forth a national goal of becoming first in the world in the percentage of college-educated citizens. Supposedly, that would make our economy more productive and competitive. The notion ...

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December 2, 2012
1:08 p.m.

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There are many benefits to higher education that the author -who is funded by a right wing 1%er with a strong political agenda- has neglected, and his attack on education is faulty in many respects and contains some factually incorrect statements, but this is to be expected in an anti-intellectual propagandistic article distributed to needy local newspapers for a song.

December 2, 2012
2:20 p.m.

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Well Hodgkins.t, why don't you point out some of these faults and incorrect statements??