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.


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


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