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The Great Credentialing Scam


Rich Vedder’s most recent post at his blog is not to be missed. He writes about a conversation he had with a 20-something clerk in a cellphone store who is pursuing a college degree only because he is convinced that he needs the credential to get better jobs in the future.  Vedder wonders whether we wouldn’t be better off with a much less costly means of signaling to prospective employers that people are trainable.


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