For many families, May signals the end of the school year. Some parents start worrying about how to keep their kids busy during the long summer days, and others worry about how to afford to keep their kids in college.
This month I thought about these issues and more – how to explain the shrinking job market for college grads, why California is losing bright students to other states, and how the presidential election will influence college financing. Please click on the my article links below, and feel free to share your thoughts!
“College Grads Facing Higher Levels of Unemployment”
FIRST PERSON | As a ninth grade AVID teacher in Davis, California, a huge part of my job is preparing freshmen for admission to the college of their choice. I help them plan their high school schedules to make sure they have their admission requirements satisfied. They register for and complete the PSAT, set up College Board accounts, research and tour all types of colleges, and create a final project highlighting the school of their choice. I teach them the value of a college education, and how much more money college graduates make than mere high school graduates. However, according to Investors.com recent article, “New Normal: Majority of Unemployed Attended College”, I may have to change my message.
There’s a few things Mr. Romney doesn’t seem to understand. Not all parents can afford to pay for college. In fact, for most of the middle class, like me, we work hard, save for retirement, and are being forced to choose between helping our kids fund higher education, or helping ourselves fund retirement. Hard working Americans shouldn’t have to make these kinds of choices.