posted on May, 9 2014 @ 10:11 PM
a reply to: TKDRL
Hmm. What you say makes a little sense, however.. There is still a massive number with high school diploma's who just can't get into debt to
further their education. They are living in a society where they grow up seeing so much struggle about them to survive and just don't want that risk
of a mega degree. A big factor is probably to help younger brothers/sisters, or even parents by trying to get some income as soon as possible to help
That of course destroys many things, namely the chance at a job better that a fast-food worker, cleaner etc. But there is still a market out their for
jobs that need a university education. This is a many edged sword of course. The few jobs that are out there are taken by those with a degree. The
problem is the LACK of jobs. Why? Look overseas.
In a horrifically selfish way, profits have been raised and jobs erased from american ledgers to be sent overseas which makes the filth at the top
happy... It's soul destroying, country destroying, and makes the degree's seemingly worthless.
What also needs to be addressed is the quality of that education. The teachers in those Nordic countries are very well respected, and well paid so
that the best can choose to become educators rather than working in industry because the pay is better there. Where I'm from (Australia) teachers
barely get paid more than a cleaner, so we get the crappy 'educators' we deserve, who feed back into the system which is next to useless, pumps out
idiots - and those idiots get a teaching degree cause it's 'easy' and has good holidays.... *sigh*