Amid Rising Tuition, Daily Show Urges Staying Out Of College

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Is College Worth It? That’s the name of a new book by former Secretary of Education William Bennet and David Wilezol, and it’s also a perenial headline-grabbing question that regularly ruffles the feathers of educators, parents and students. On one side of the debate, people point to high unemployment and tuition costs that have risen 1200 percent since 1978, and on the other side, there’s data showing that college degrees translate to cold, hard cash and amount to higher lifetime earnings.

Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi recently dove into the fray with this fantastic spoof, urging teens to stay out of school. The story includes a hilarious interview with career counselor Marty Nemko who was recently interviewed by Youth Radio reporter Ashley Williams for a Marketplace story about soft-skills.

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