Unfortunately, too many college graduates got their degrees in worthless subjects such as Women and Gender Studies. Those courses teach liberal narratives of victimization but do not provide real-world skills that our workforce needs. Obama’s education plan would siphon more taxpayer money to ineffective forms of education. He wants to start a federal rating system that will compare colleges, largely based on attendance. This plan is circular; colleges that take more federal taxpayer dollars through the college loan system will get higher ratings and thus be rewarded with even more taxpayer money.
The plight of struggling college graduates is not going away. In fact, it is getting worse. Government sources project that 19 million students will graduate from four-year colleges in this decade, but that there will only be 8.5 million jobs requiring college degrees. The government should cut back on taxpayer funding to colleges and college students to adjust for the low demand.
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