College Guide


September 11, 2012 3:06 PM 36 Years of Too Much College?

By Daniel Luzer

With regard to yesterday’s piece in response to the Newsweek/Daily Best article about how college might be a bad investment, please note the April 26, 1976 cover of Newsweek:


Quite a trend we’re seeing here.

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer


  • Kim on September 15, 2012 12:26 AM:

    I remember this Newsweek cover, which was talked about for years after it came out. When I was in college in the early 80s, one of my old professors said he never thought he'd live to see the day when it would be thought there could be too much education. Full circle today. There were few jobs, so a number of us did the ditch digging, table waiting...for several years while others went back to school for advanced degrees. Big difference was that students college was so ridiculously expensive and graduates didn't have a boatload of debt.