(This post is closely related to my previous post WSJ Article: …Grads May Be Stuck in Low-Skill Jobs)
This is from my comment on the article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324883604578396680112980530.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories
While it may be true that in some cases the employer is seeking lower costs, the evidence clearly points to the fact that in too many instances, companies can’t find skilled workers here. That is because many universities are satisfying their consumers (students) by convincing them that they can get a good education without much study. (According to the studies described in the excellent book, “Academically Adrift”, student work and student achievement has decreased dramatically in the U.S.) The result of this is “College Grads May Be Stuck in Low-Skill Jobs” (From the WSJ, March 26, 2013) and the present article. Students lose, parents lose, the country loses. University endowments grow; university tuitions grow…
For those interested in reading more, I address this same phenomenom on my comment on “College Grads May Be Stuck in Low-Skill Jobs” and I go into more detail on my blog.