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Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch
There's a simple bit of advice high school graduates often hear when deciding where to go to college and what to study when they get there: Pick something you love and follow your dream. Do that, and everything will work out.
Sounds great, except it isn't always true.
We can look at the growing mountain of student loan debt and rapidly rising default rates to see that these words have the potential to lead students into financial turmoil. Not every dream has a job attached to it.
And at a time when colleges and universities are under pressure to produce a ready workforce, this fact is pumping up the long-running ideological debate between those who see college as a vehicle to open the minds of young people and those who see it as a training ground for young capitalists.