Fear of the future: Class of 2020 enters a world in crisis

Education

The future looks grim for the Class of 2020. The pandemic has shattered the economy and the high hopes of graduates who – just months ago – seemed all but assured of success.

New college graduates searching for jobs will be competing not just with experienced workers but with those in another Class of 2020 – high school graduates now forced to defer their dreams of college because they can’t afford it.

One expert says that whether the Class of 2020 will face long-term setbacks depends on the recession’s severity and the speed of economic recovery.

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