does it matter where you go to school?
alums pay a price for colleges’ failure to educate, according to a follow up study from the authors of 2011’s academically adrift. that study claimed that many college students were graduating after four years in no better shape intellectually than they went in. two years later, these folks are just as clueless on why they can’t find/keep a job as they were on the sociology of the middle class back in the day.
I’m sure I’m just being an elitist, but I want to know more about the study and whether there were observable differences between institutional tiers. both the new study and its predecessor acknowledge that college grads make more and do better than non-grads, but pretty much shouts a caveat “but they don’t deserve it, the nimrods!”