Take Two for May 13, 2013

Report: College may not be a smart investment for everyone

New York University (NYU) students cheer

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New York University (NYU) students cheer after receiving their degrees during NYU's 177th Commencement at the Yankee Stadium in New York, May 13, 2009.

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:


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