When Everyone Goes to College: a Lesson From South Korea

Jung Yeon-Je, AFP, Getty Images

A career center at a university in South Korea. Higher-ed experts there say the country’s near- universal college-attendance rate has devalued degrees and led to a surge in unemployment among young people.
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When Daehoon Jho hears American officials, from President Obama on down, say that the education system in the United States ought to be more like South Korea’s, it’s a bit of a head scratcher.

Mr. Obama and American leaders often hold up South...

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