Does the U.S. President Need a College Degree?

January 20, 2015

The New York Times explores the question of whether a college degree should be seen as essential to be the president of the United States. The piece was inspired by the debate set off by a reference in a prior Times article to one potential candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who dropped out of Marquette University. The last president who lacked a college degree was Harry Truman (at right).


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