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Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013 12:00 am

Did you know?

  • Census data reveals that the number of Americans under the age of 25 with at least a bachelor’s degree has grown 38% since 2000.
  • 53% of recent college graduates are jobless or underemployed.
  • According to “The Project on Student Debt,” 51% of California’s graduates leave college with an average student debt of $18,000.
  • According to a recent Rutgers’ University study, two-thirds of college graduates report that if they could do it over, they would have pursued a different major and/or taken more career or technology oriented classes.
  • 85% of college seniors plan to move home after graduation.
  • According to a recent survey of local employers, the mantra, “College for all” might need to be amended to read, “Skills for all.”

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Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

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