In the media

College Blues

Tamara Draut

Economic Opportunity Program Director Tamara Draut discusses that as the recently released 2006 Economic Report of the President reported that earnings for workers with college degrees declined between 2000 and 2004 — yet another thread of evidence in a growing mound that for those just starting out, the golden rules are no longer so golden.

Getting a bachelor's degree is the required ticket for entry into the middle class today, but the security once implied in that status is gone.