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Source: OC Register

According to the results of a new survey conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California survey on more than 1500 Californians, more than half of participants don’t believe higher education is necessary.

The results indicate racial divides as well as income divides, between those who believe a college education is necessary.

Nearly 60 percent of families from low-income households believe a college degree is useful, while only 42 percent of those from households with incomes higher than $80,000 answered the same.

Two-thirds of Latinos agree that a college degree is necessary, while only 35 of Caucasions agree.

The report suggests that these divides are likely due to “cynicism” that accompanies higher debts students are experiencing today, and also a lack of understanding and appreciation for how much education has helped them succeed economically.

One of the most significant reasons why Californians are skeptical of the benefits of higher education is that tuition costs are become more unaffordable for students.

Read Full Story: OC Register

 

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Less Californians See Benefit in Higher Education

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