What is the “meaningful degree” a young person can get in college? Unstated in the article, “The Future of Higher Education in America,” (Jan. 20-26, 2016 edition of Anton’s Profiles in Education), Secretary of Education Arne Duncan misses a vital point. No college degree can compete with corporations and businesses that choose to hire their professionals from other countries and bring them here to work. Why? They can give them lower wages and offer them little or nothing in perks, such as health coverage, etc.
Today’s college graduates and whatever diploma is achieved cannot compete with the jobs given to those overseas graduates and professionals. Our homegrown young men and women who graduate college have no future when businesses employ these tactics. For them, it’s all about profits. Therefore, our college graduates have no “meaningful diplomas,” and little chance to work at the jobs they deserve.