But What Does it Really Mean?

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    It's a reflection of the burgeoning population.
    Impact on the economy? More highly educated unemployed.
     
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    A degree is only as good as the demand for the knowledge that goes with the degree. A degree is often worth far less in the marketplace than an electrician's certification, or the certificate of completion of an apprenticeship of a millwright.
     
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    And it's often only as good as the graduate. A degree may open new doors, but it's no guarantee of employment.
     
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    A BS is not near what it used to be. The dumbing down has seeped into higher ed.
     

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