07/01/2011 04:47 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2011

A World Without English Majors? Why Colleges Should Tell Students About Job Prospects Before They Commit

Now officials in the United Kingdom are proposing an interesting solution to the mismatch between majors and job prospects. They plan to require colleges to collect data about the employment and salary prospects of each degree. That way, majors with a poor employment track record will be "named and shamed" and the degrees with the worst records several years in a row would eventually be axed.

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