College is expensive, and there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a job after graduating. Those facts together have led some teachers to question the value of college for all students.
Of course, it’s also true that the same teachers who are challenging college did, in fact, earn a college degree and are reaping the rewards of a college education.
And likely advocate college for their own children.
But in case there’s any doubt, check out this unemployment rate graph from Business Insider:
Blue = Unemployment rate of high school graduates
Red = Unemployment rate of college graduates & higher
(Um, 2008 was not a good year.)
So in addition to all the other reasons all students should go to college, not being unemployed is pretty high up the list. If I read the graph correctly, the unemployment rate among high school graduates is double that of college graduates. (I wonder what happens if you don’t graduate from high school.)