May 10, 1996
B.A. Degrees Should Not Be "the Only Way"
When today's high-school seniors are asked what they plan to do after graduation, most say that they intend to get a bachelor's degree. They have been told that their generation has only "one way to win" -- by getting at least a bachelor's degree, in the hope that it will eventually lead to a professional job.
In a recent survey of high-school seniors conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, 85 per cent of the respondents said they planned to get a bachelor's degree.