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College graduates not prepared for the working world?


Steven Bahls, President of Augustana College of Rock Island, IL, considers

Our graduates can’t create wealth and jobs if they don’t have the ability to balance a checkbook, or the skills to hold a job. . . .Why then do so many recent graduates seem unable to demonstrate sound decision-making in an area as fundamental as finances and entering the work world?  Is it possible that in our efforts to foster creative and critical problem solving, we neglect the basics of responsible day-to-day living and working? As we carefully engage students in discerning shades of gray, is it at the expense of black and white?

To read his complete essay, click here.

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