Pay gap between college grads and everyone else at a record

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  • Steve Cottrell Centerville, UT
    Jan. 13, 2017 5:38 p.m.

    One more reason that our high schools offer excellent college-prep programs. High school students: take the AP courses available, take college credit courses, be involved in the IB program. It pays.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Jan. 12, 2017 6:20 p.m.

    This is not fair.

    Make those greedy college grads pay their fair share of taxes, and close the pay gap with increased benefits for all those who didn't graduate from college.

    This is compassion.

  • James E Tooele, UT
    Jan. 12, 2017 5:50 p.m.

    I am college educated but I work in a blue-collar job that pays more than most white-collar jobs. The future of our workforce isn't in pumping out more know-nothing college degrees that might get you a job as a barista or in the broken and worthless (in the marketplace) K-12 education. It's in trades and skills. Mechanics, computer techs, welders, plumbers, miners, medical techs, truck drivers; skilled labor is, and always has been, the backbone of the middle class ever since the medieval trade guilds.

    Not everyone can be a rocket scientist and we can't have a society of chair-bottomed office workers any more than we can have a society of underpaid service workers. We've put off this common-sense solution in favor of the higher educational-industrial complex craziness we seem to be trapped in for the last 30 years. Time to wake up and stop doing things that do not work.