A growing number question the value of going to college
That is according to the latest results of an annual survey conducted by New America, a non-partisan think tank. Since 2017, the organisation has been collecting data on Americans’ attitudes towards the value of education after high school and how that education should be funded.
Many of the report’s findings have remained stable over time – for example, the general consensus that post-secondary education offers a good return on investment for students – remains. But there has been a steep decline in the overall perception of higher education’s impact on the country. In line with previous years, the survey finds that Democrats and Republicans disagree about multiple aspects of higher education. While 73% of Democrats believe colleges and universities have a positive impact on the country, only 37% of Republicans feel that way.
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