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College Pays? Don’t Bank on It



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In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Jenna Ashley Robinson and I look at the common notion that because, on average, people who have earned college degrees make more than those who haven’t, it follows that it’s a wise decision for almost everyone to pursue a college degree. Highly touted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics seem to show that it’s a “no brainer” to stay in school as long as possible. Leaping to that conclusion can be a very costly mistake.



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