BS¹ your way to a more secure job

(¹ or BA) Last week highlighted the fact that, according to the U.S. Census, the 2010 the median income of Wisconsin residents with a bachelor’s degree was $17,192 higher than those with only a high school diploma. College graduates also fare better at the unemployment line. According to the latest data (September) from the Bureau […]

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Like some facts with that kool-aid?

Once again, a local pundit is raising questions about the value of a college degree. As usual, the editorial focuses on the pure economic value-added of a college education and ignores the facts that in general, college grads are healthier, donate more to charity, prepare their kids better for school, volunteer more, rely less on […]

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Back to School, Part II

We’ve all heard or said, “Stay in school” but what is a high school degree really worth? The U.S. Census provides some answers. The Census reports that in 2009, the median annual earnings¹ for people age 25 years and older without a high school degree was $18,439. QUESTION:How much higher were the median annual earnings […]

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Thank goodness they took after their Mom

This weekend, both of my daughters graduate from UW-Madison. On this special occasion I celebrate their success and reflect back at how times have changed since I attended UW-Madison. First, I could never get into UW-Madison today with the grades I had in high school, but that’s another story. Secondly, the summer before I started […]

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