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Touting the value of college

By Tina Underwood

Richard W. Riley, a 1954 Furman graduate and the former U.S. Secretary of Education under President Clinton, writes an op-ed for The State newspaper about the value of college. He writes it’s ironic that “people have begun to doubt whether college is worth the investment—at exactly the time a college diploma is more valuable than ever.” Higher education, Riley argues, produces “informed, engaged and successful citizens whose return on investment is the ability to excel in the face of challenges presented by a diverse and changing world.”

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