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letters | The looming bubble in higher ed

In world of on-job training, just how relevant is college degree?

Ask yourself how relevant your college degree was to your career today (“The higher-ed bubble will inevitably burst,” Op-ed, Sept. 12). How about some of those courses that were bundled in, like those bundles of cable stations you never watch?

Except for specialists, such as doctors, I think most people would answer that they learned what they needed on the job. Even doctors have to keep current as their degrees age.

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When employers realize that job performance is best enhanced by targeted courses and periodic updating, which can be learned online, the tuition bubble will surely burst.

Rowland Williams

Amesbury

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