The fear of downward mobility is what drives so many young people to attend college, but ironically it appears that college may actually be contributing to downward mobility for this generation.
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Maybe the days of budget backpacking are over, which is too bad. But there are still tables to wait and floors to sleep on. And it's worth it.
Unreasonably high costs and poor job prospects? This is the unacceptable double whammy of sending a student to college today -- a devastating one-two punch that is leaving most families reeling and disoriented.
NEW YORK -- Leah Fightmaster is growing restless.
After graduating last month from Ohio University, Fightmaster, 22, moved back in with her parent...
Losing the student discounts was one thing. But what was more traumatizing was being suddenly viewed the same as the 49-year-old marketing executive sitting next to me on public transit.
More students are enrolling in college today than ever before -- a staggering 2.8 million signed up in 2008 alone.
But the job market is not so kind...
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