Does Everyone Need a College Degree? Maybe not, says Harvard Study

February 2, 2011

In discussions about “college and career readiness” – one of the education catchphrases these days – the focus is usually on college. But increasingly, some educators are calling for more attention to the career part of the equation – and questioning whether a traditional four-year college degree is necessarily the best path for everyone. A new report released by Harvard Wednesday states in some of the strongest terms yet that such a “college for all” emphasis may actually harm many American students – keeping them from having a smooth transition from adolescence to adulthood and a viable career.