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30 July, 2016
The Neglected Majority: What Americans Without A College Degree Think About Higher Education, Part 1 - Forbes
But what about the mass of Americans who are no longer connected to the education system at all: those who entered the labor market after high school or enrolled in some college but failed to finish? These workers have seen their labor market prospects dim considerably over the past 15 years, and some of them would presumably benefit from further education and training. Do they think so? And do they want more education?
On these questions, existing research is surprisingly silent. It sometimes feels as though we stop caring about peoples’ educational aspirations and attitudes once they graduate from high school. To be sure, researchers and wonks haven’t ignored adult students (see theCenter on Law and Social Policy’s work, for instance). But focusing on adult students or prospective students excludes the large group who are neither.