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Why Have Americans Lost Faith in 'Higher Education'?
An answer in two pictures.
Today’s New York Times asks:
Americans’ feelings about higher education have turned sharply negative. The percentage of young adults who said that a college degree is very important fell to 41 percent from 74 percent. Only about a third of Americans now say they have a lot of confidence in higher education. Among young Americans in Generation Z, 45 percent say that a high school diploma is all you need today to “ensure financial security.” And in contrast to the college-focused parents of a decade ago, now almost half of American parents say they’d prefer that their children not enroll in a four-year college.
ANSWER: Here are some of the course offerings at Harvard, the nation’s premier university: