The more you learn, the more you earn. That's a notion we've been taught for years, and for many of us it's true. For most of the last several decades, getting a college degree was the best way to secure a place in the middle class
But recently the idea of college, and whether its always a good option, has seen renewed debate. Maybe it's better to save that money you'd use for the diploma and put it toward something else.
A recent report is adding wood to that bonfire. Isabelle Sawhill, co-director for the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution, joins the show to explain the findings of the report.
Graduating college students talk about the value of a college degree: