22.7.03

MORE ON THOSE TUITIONS: Truck and Barter notes that a majority of college students working full-time report themselves as "employees enrolled in school" rather than as working their way through colleges. There may be more to his story than meets the eye ... recently, entering classes have a larger proportion of adults mugged by reality, some of whom might be more interested in a credential, or perhaps a signal, than in thinking ideas through. And, at least in Illinois and Minnesota, there are explicit efforts in place to enable community college students to transfer from two-year to four-year programs without the usual credit matching hassles. Officially, no "inferior" here. (And we haven't even looked at the credential deflation implied by inflated grades at the more famous universities.)

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