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Friday, April 27, 2012
WND Still Hatin' On Higher Education
Topic: WorldNetDaily

As its magazine issue denouncing the value of a college education demonstrated, WorldNetDaily isn't a big fan of book-learnin'. An April 25 article shows it's willing to distort the truth to keep that illusion up.

The article's fail factor starts with its headline, "High-schoolers earn more than college grads." That's a complete falsehood; a Georgetown University report details that while those holding only a high school diploma make an average of $1.30 million over their lifetime, those holding bachelor's degrees earn an average of about $2.27 million over their lifetime, and those with higher degrees earn even more.

As it turns out, the article is about a claiming to calculate the "return on investment" of a college education at hundreds of colleges across the country, focusing mainly on schools where the  "return on investment" was negative. WND ignores the fact that the vast majority of the schools in the report provide a positive ROI. Further, the report computes ROI over only 30 years, not a lifetime in which people work 40 years or more.

The rest of the article goes on to promote WND's anti-education issue.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:11 AM EDT

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