Derek Thompson in the Atlantic posts data from Payscale about schools with the worst returns on investments.
When my sister graduated from Georgetown, the school published data on the previous year’s graduates, including their majors and salaries. The biggest winner? Art History! What? Who knew? Well, the Art History majors were the highest paid among all the graduates of Georgetown, because there were only five Art History majors, and one of them was Patrick Ewing, who wasn’t spending his time as a docent at an art museum.
That said, I think we can still talk about this chart. Education majors have gotten nailed, because schools have over produced teachers. We have waaaayyyy more education graduates than openings for teachers, especially in major metropolitan areas. The aides in my son’s special education class (minimum wage, part-time, no benefits) are all right out of college and all have teaching degrees.