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jp11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 06:47 PM
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6. indeed
Too many people who received degrees turn around and then require that the people that work with/under them have them too. "I had to get one so you should too, regardless if you can do the job without one or not". The tit for tat aspect with the fact that a degree or a GPA is used as criteria to whittle down the prospective employee resumes that need to be looked through promotes the idea that people must get a college degree.

Colleges in the US have been ringing the register for a long time and worse is those students who go because it is expected of them and don't study anything practical, getting degrees in History but have no interest in doing anything with it and so on. I'd think compounding the issue of money not going into the economy is those students and parents who insist on paying lots of money, often going into debt, for that education as if a community or state college couldn't provide the same degree providing that the school is accredited.

Evidence that a degree isn't necessary is all the people who flat out lied about their non existent degrees or who purchased one from a diploma mill, and of course the many people who have been successful without a college degree.

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