Supply and Demand Working Against College Enrollments

In this City Journal piece, Joel Kotkin writes about the increasing demand (and correspondingly attractive compensation) for workers in manufacturing.

Even with politicians continuing to prattle on about how the country “needs” more college graduates, the market is bound to lead many young people — who until recently would have followed the herd into college — to find vocational training programs for high-paying jobs like welding instead.

(Hat tip: Paul Nachman)

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. He holds a B.A. from Carroll College (Waukesha, Wis.) and a J.D. from ...