Higher Ed: Such a Great Investment

by George Leef

We keep hearing from the Lumina Foundation and other places that it’s a great investment to reach a higher level of “educational attainment.”

Well, it ain’t necessarily so.

This CNN Money piece has six profiles of people who spent a lot of time and money to get advanced degrees and are finding that there is no pot of gold at the end of that rainbow. The last one is especially illuminating, since we’re often told that the country needs many more STEM graduates.