Should a bachelor's degree be a job qualification?

Charles Murray, author of a href="" span style="font-style:italic;"Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality/span/aimg src="" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" / and a href="" span style="font-style:italic;"The Bell Curve/span/aimg src="" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /br / wrote an op-ed in the span style="font-style:italic;"New York Times/span today entitled, "Should the Obama Generation Drop Out?" (viaa href="" Newsalert/a). Of college, that is:br /br /blockquoteBARACK OBAMA has two attractive ideas for improving post-secondary education — expanding the use of community colleges and tuition tax credits — but he needs to hitch them to a broader platform. As president, Mr. Obama should use his bully pulpit to undermine the bachelor’s degree as a job qualification. Here’s a suggested battle cry, to be repeated in every speech on the subject: “It’s what you can do that should count when you apply for a job, not where you learned to do it.”/blockquotebr /br /Murray sees the college degree as out of reach or a waste of time for some:br /br /blockquoteFor most of the nation’s youths, making the bachelor’s degree a job qualification means demanding a credential that is beyond their reach. It is a truth that politicians and educators cannot bring themselves to say out loud: A large majority of young people do not have the intellectual ability to do genuine college-level work./blockquotebr /br /What do you think, should college be a prerequisite for the job market? I don't think so, but many people do.