The Myth that America is a college-oriented nation has long been a staple of Republican talking points.
And while it’s certainly true that the American college degree is not a panacea for job creation, the truth is that it’s an important piece of the puzzle in building a better America.
As a country, we have plenty of work to do in this regard.
In the meantime, there’s no denying that our colleges and universities are the best way to prepare students for the workplace.
A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that while more than half of Americans believe the country has “too many colleges and too few universities,” only 21 percent of Americans agree with the statement that “American universities are best suited to educating the next generation of leaders and innovators.”
More specifically, when it comes to the future of the economy, the survey found that 61 percent of respondents believe the U.S. needs more than 50 colleges and Universities to be competitive in a global economy.
A significant number of Americans are aware that colleges and other educational institutions are an essential part of the educational fabric, and a strong majority of Americans also agree that a “college degree is an important part of a person’s professional development.”
But a number of troubling trends are emerging.
For starters, we are entering an era of declining college enrollment.
In fact, in recent years, the percentage of students attending college has declined even as the number of students receiving college-level degrees has increased.
In 2010, more than one-third of the country was enrolled in some kind of degree program.
By 2020, just 36 percent of the nation was enrolled, according to a survey by the UH-1B Visa Program, a visa program designed to bring talented workers from the United States to the U .
The percentage of people enrolled in higher education has fallen by about 8 million people since 2000, with a net loss of approximately 3.5 million people over that time period.
And the U-M Institute of Education has also reported that by 2020, only 32 percent of U.K. undergraduates were enrolled in an academic program, down from 40 percent in 2011.
Meanwhile, there has been a steady decline in the number and type of institutions in our country.
In 2016, there were just under 6,700 institutions in the U -M system, down about 5,600 from the previous year.
The number of colleges and the number with degree programs has fallen, too, from 4,900 in 2008 to 4,600 in 2020.
In other words, the number has fallen dramatically, while the number that are offering degrees has grown.
That’s not to say that college is not an important component of a job-ready career.
Many employers already offer some kind or degree of training or experience in order to help candidates find the job that’s right for them.
But the American colleges and university system is increasingly a source of job-segregation.
According to a report by the Center for American Progress, “Between 1980 and 2010, the share of American workers in fields with only a high school diploma or less grew from 12 percent to 29 percent.”
And, according the report, “By 2020, the percent of American workforce with at least a high-school diploma or more has nearly tripled.”
The report goes on to explain that over the past several decades, “college graduates are increasingly excluded from high-paying, career-creating jobs, often for the same reason that many workers with college degrees have long been excluded from the labor force.”
According to the report: In a recent study, we found that the number (and pay) of college graduates in the labor market declined over the period that we tracked, with the average worker losing a job every six months.
More broadly, in the post-industrial economy, workers who did not graduate from college are increasingly being pushed out of jobs, as they have been for decades.
The study finds that since 1980, the unemployment rate for workers with no more than a high elementary school education has increased by 8.5 percent.
The job market for workers who have completed college, however, has declined by nearly 30 percent.
What’s more, as the economy has gotten more complex, the amount of job training that Americans receive has declined.
A growing number of employers are looking for skills that are only going to come with a college degree.
The report found that “the number of job openings with college training increased by 5.7 percent from 2009 to 2020, and the share with no training decreased by 18.4 percent between 2008 and 2009.”
And while a recent survey by CareerBuilder found that only one in four job seekers with a bachelor’s degree had at least some college experience, the vast majority of job seekers, 59 percent, had at a college or university.
But there is another troubling trend that’s emerging: college students are not graduating from college.
In a report published in the April issue of the Journal of Labor Economics, David B. Burtless, PhD, and colleagues found that of the workers