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Foreigners Have Also Oversold College

Here’s a comment from a reader:

And the over-valuing of the college degree isn’t confined to America. My wife and I just got back off a cruise; surprising how many waiters, bartenders, blackjack dealers, etc., had college educations in their home country, but were working on a cruise ship because they could earn more money that way. One major difference for them, though — it turned out that “English” was the most-valuable college course on their resume.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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