Opinion: When higher education becomes hire education

Through the cacophony of the Occupy Wall Street crowd comes one clear message: Too many college students graduate with $50,000 in debt for student loans and no possibility of employment in their field, according to an editorial in the Charleston Daily Mail. Getting people to pay five-figure tuitions to pursue degrees will become tougher for colleges in the coming years as young people again begin to connect their educations to the possibility of employment after college. Zane State, a community college in Zanesville, Ohio, and dozens of other community colleges in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York have begun offering courses related to obtaining employment in the natural gas industry…

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