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GOOD Books: Gifting the Grads GOOD Books for Graduation

In time for graduation season, GOOD Books rounds up what to give (and what not to give) a recent college graduate.

GOOD Books is a weekly round-up of what we're reading and what we wish we were reading.

Summer’s here, college is out, and the world now has a brand new batch of 20-somethings armed with nothing but bachelor's degrees and some leftover ramen. When it comes to finding the perfect book to gift a grad, the choices may seem endless, so first, a few tips on what to avoid:

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Is College Even Necessary?

There's some pretty compelling evidence out there that the answer may well be no. Or, at least, not for everyone.


There's some pretty compelling evidence out there that the answer may well be no. Or, at least, not for everyone.

It's a topic we recently explored—namely, the chronic underemployment of recent college graduates and what it does to a person's sense of self and understanding of the world around them.

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Why College Really Is For Everyone

If we care about the future prospects of our nation's economy, we must embrace the wide range of degrees our system of higher education offers.


“College isn't for everyone.” Who hasn’t heard this line before? But repeating this line is costing our economic future.

One reason it persists is the pernicious assumption that the goal to radically increase the number of college degrees means bachelor's degrees. Not true. The national move to increase college completion very much includes vital associate's degrees and certificates, in addition to four-year bachelor's degrees. Projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that six of the top ten fastest-growing occupations require education or training below the bachelor's degree level—degrees largely conferred by community colleges.

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