The Growing Education Income Gap

College-educated workers are now the largest share of the workforce, a new study finds, after gaining the bulk of the jobs in the recovery.

Source: College-Educated Workers Now Dominate the Labor Market – Real Time Economics – WSJ

A sobering article.

Here is the question: does the growing income divide suggest that everyone needs a bachelor’s degree to have positive long-term prospects? Or is the real solution something less obvious and more complex?

It is now time to have a serious discussion in this country about offering choices to our kids at the secondary school level that will either prepare them for academia or prepare them to become civil servants, tradespeople, artisans, and craftsmen.

 

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Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

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