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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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