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Higher-Ed Bubble Deflating in Britain?

In this Forbes post, Jonathan Robe of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity writes about a number of indicators showing the prospect of a deflation of Britain’s higher-ed bubble. Most intriguing is the finding that the percentage of Brits who have “high skill” jobs and college credentials has been declining for some time. That would seem to show that businesses in the U.K. are less in the thrall of credential inflation and more willing to consider individuals based on capabilities.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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