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Report: College may not be a smart investment for everyone

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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. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

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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