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The Dirty Little Secret of Credential Inflation | Collins

Collins, Randall. (2002). The dirty little secret of credential inflation. Chronicle of Higher Education, 49(5). Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/article/The-Dirty-Little-Secret-of/20548/.

The article described the market value of credentials and a trend in which there is a growing proliferation of them. It depicted the correlation between an increase in the number of individuals with credentials and a growing demand for higher levels of education. Collins (2002) compared the inflation of credentials to printing more paper money. He illuminates social issues that arise from the emergence of this trend.

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