In the Jan. 24 Education article “Drop in college enrollment could have long-term impact,” various education specialists bemoaned the recent significant drop in college and university enrollments.
I question whether either of these fears is valid.
When the pool of job applicants with (often irrelevant) degrees runs out, employers will simply hire intelligent and capable applicants without degrees — both problems solved.
You need specialized training for many jobs, but to insist that all applicants for good, well-paying jobs have a college degree is ridiculous.
The only ones to suffer here might be the institutions of higher learning themselves, many of which are running a con game for their own financial benefit.
Tom Ede, Washington