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flamin lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-16-10 01:05 PM
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12. I have a double BS degree and a double MS degree and
I'm having a hard time convincing myself that my grandchildren need that much education.

So what if they get a EE degree? All that design work is now outsourced to China. Learn IT? Why when it's cheaper to get H1B visas to do the work. Pick a career, any career, and tell me that it will be here when they graduate.

On the other hand learning a trade like plumbing or pest extermination could generate a comfortable living for the rest of these kid's lives. Leaky pipes and roaches aren't going to be out sourced, that's for damn sure.

I'd like to see them get a good liberal arts education so they learn to think but as for preparing for a career? Not so much.
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  -What if a college education just isn't for everyone? tonysam  Mar-16-10 12:35 PM   #0 
  - A third reason  Orrex   Mar-16-10 12:39 PM   #1 
  - Oh for fucks sake this is bullshit  sandnsea   Mar-16-10 12:40 PM   #2 
  - Agreed. The Construction Supervisor with a year or two of community college work  FSogol   Mar-16-10 12:44 PM   #3 
     - Who's going to pay for it for one thing?  Catshrink   Mar-16-10 12:47 PM   #5 
        - That's why there are community colleges. There is nothing more  FSogol   Mar-16-10 12:49 PM   #6 
        - Except maybe food & shelter.  Catshrink   Mar-16-10 12:51 PM   #7 
        - I don't care if they don't want to go  sandnsea   Mar-16-10 01:02 PM   #10 
  - I find it amazing how often this is said.  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 12:45 PM   #4 
  - To my mind  rrneck   Mar-16-10 12:56 PM   #8 
  - No they don't.  tonysam   Mar-16-10 01:07 PM   #14 
     - The DU Education forum hero  sandnsea   Mar-16-10 01:28 PM   #19 
     - A liberal arts education is  rrneck   Mar-16-10 02:44 PM   #30 
  - I don't think college is for everyone, or that everybody needs to or should go,  Berry Cool   Mar-16-10 01:00 PM   #9 
  - Skilled trades require education  sandnsea   Mar-16-10 01:03 PM   #11 
  - 70% of all new jobs require post-secondary education.  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 01:06 PM   #13 
  - Our community colleges teach trades  sandnsea   Mar-16-10 01:18 PM   #16 
     - So there are two kinds of college?  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 01:43 PM   #21 
        - Comm College, College, and University with Masters Programs  sandnsea   Mar-16-10 01:49 PM   #24 
           - Ahhh the light dawns....!  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 01:55 PM   #26 
              - Some universities have undergrads too  sandnsea   Mar-16-10 03:05 PM   #32 
                 - Okay that might explain Bill Gates  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 03:15 PM   #34 
                    - Prep-school is a private elite high school  sandnsea   Mar-16-10 03:43 PM   #38 
                       - Ahh NOW it all makes sense.  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 03:51 PM   #40 
  - High schools used to have career clusters or vocational training  tonysam   Mar-16-10 01:08 PM   #15 
     - I graduated in 1975  sandnsea   Mar-16-10 01:22 PM   #17 
        - In 1975, that was in your state, not all. Secondly, it's mighty  Fire1   Mar-16-10 06:06 PM   #45 
  - I have a double BS degree and a double MS degree and  flamin lib   Mar-16-10 01:05 PM   #12 
  - The way you say "the only reason" is as if there's a cabal...  Silent3   Mar-16-10 01:28 PM   #18 
  - banks push people to go to college. You know why? They make their money that way.  provis99   Mar-16-10 01:37 PM   #20 
     - We've had that for 20 years  sandnsea   Mar-16-10 01:46 PM   #22 
     - Wow, I'll agree with that!  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 01:50 PM   #25 
        - There's a difference between uneducated and ignorant  proud2BlibKansan   Mar-16-10 02:44 PM   #31 
           - I can't see people being 'educated'  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 03:17 PM   #35 
              - One of the smartest friends I had in college is now a doctor and a teabagger  proud2BlibKansan   Mar-16-10 04:02 PM   #42 
                 - Then there's a problem with his education.  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 05:31 PM   #43 
     - This will come as news to engineers, doctors, scientists,  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 01:47 PM   #23 
     - Not everyone, however, recommending more college...  Silent3   Mar-16-10 02:16 PM   #27 
  - It's for college AND career training. n/t  ChicagoSuz219   Mar-16-10 02:27 PM   #28 
  - What level of education does a teacher need in the US?  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 02:41 PM   #29 
  - 4 year degree, BA usually n/t  sandnsea   Mar-16-10 03:06 PM   #33 
     - And is that college or university?  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 03:21 PM   #36 
        - Either one  sandnsea   Mar-16-10 03:36 PM   #37 
           - Ta muchly!  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 03:43 PM   #39 
  - That's why the new plan support CAREER readiness  mzteris   Mar-16-10 03:56 PM   #41 
  - Last question, I promise.  HeresyLives   Mar-16-10 06:03 PM   #44 

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