A new blog from EWA … and the “value” of education.
EWA has started a blog called Ed Beat. You’ll hear from my smart colleagues about what education journalists might keep their eye on and what questions they might ask, and I will chip in once in a while too. Please read, and contribute.
Two of the first posts are about reports on the financial value
of an education. I am always a little skeptical about
future-jobs-lost and income-that-might-have-been-made
estimations. These calculations assume that everyone who gets a
degree or diploma will be employed to their fullest potential,
yes? And that jobs will be created just because everyone has the
education for them. I am certain many factors beyond that depend
what jobs will exist and what people might earn. I’m curious if
anyone has looked at earlier predictions of this ilk and matched
them up against what really came to pass. I imagine the
prognosticators of a decade ago overestimated what diplomas and
degrees would mean for job creation and income in 2010,