The ‘Real College Crisis’: Not High Costs, But Low Information (The Atlantic)


Amid a confluence of factors including rising student debt and stagnating wages among the middle class, comes what Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, says is the dangerous misconception that college isn’t “worth it” any more.

“[T]he fundamental crisis in college is not costs but, well, advertising — better information in the hands of undecided customers,” writes Thompson. “Getting a degree at a good school has never been more important. The challenge is getting that information to families and teenagers who don’t know it, yet.”

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