I subscribe to the e-mail list of the Chronicle of Higher Education. A few weeks ago I noted this intriguing headline: “Why the College Degree Seems to Be Deciding the Presidential Election.”
It’s certainly debatable whether or not that’s true, but there’s no getting around the fact that Donald J. Trump’s base is largely not only white, it also largely lacks a four-year college degree.
The Degree Divide
This article describes the concerns of those who lost manufacturing jobs starting in 1981, says Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.
“People want higher education to be cheaper, faster, and better, and to connect them to employment,” Carnevale is quoted in the piece. He also said that the Trump base isn’t “about college. They are about the fact that we don’t have manufacturing jobs anymore.”
For more about the differences between degree holders and non-degree holders and how that may be playing out today in the voting booth, read this excerpt:
If you’ve been following the presidential election campaign, then you’ve heard about the divide in voter preferences between people with and without college degrees.
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