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Choosing a College Major in the 21st Century–A Recent Grad Tells His Story

Yesterday I explained that I started up a conversation about education in the 21st century with a Twitter friend, Alex Berger.   The conversation began because we had both listened to a piece on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, in which guests debated the value of particular college majors. Alex wrote me an extended email […]

Choose A Major Based on Career Interests? Pros and Cons

About a week ago, I was driving to pick up my kids from school when I heard a piece on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” about choosing a college major in tough economic times.  The piece was headlined by a professor of labor statistics, whose basic argument is that students need to consider […]