Sunday, July 10, 2011

Good News?

Though the U.S. economy is still in a slump and the jobs numbers released Friday are still dire, with a rise to 9.2 percent unemployment (the highest rate this year), there is good news. There may not be many entry-level jobs—or at least, fewer people working—but data released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers' annual Salary Survey showed that the average salary for 2011 grads is higher than it was for 2010.

  Raw Story

I’d call that mixed news. The good part of course is obvious – your schooling is finally paying off again. But the not-so-obvious part (it's just so hard for journalists to go there) is that it is also a symptom of the ever-widening gap between the haves and the have-nots. If you can afford to go to college, you can make more money. With the ever-increasing tuition/fees rates at universities, we are heading backward (just like with everything else) into a time where only the wealthy can send their kids to college.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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