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Now these same idiots complaining they have a "degree" and can't get a job can now be examples for the next generation of idiots to get their useless college degrees off of someone elses buck (and yes, it has to be funded somehow). This is probably a jobs program for more Teachers with useless degrees that can't find a job to teach new idiots useless topics so they cannot find a job also).
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: JesseVentura
The U.S. doesn't value education. We would rather spend trillions on the military and overseas bases, instead of investing it in education. Incompetency and a lack of education will only weaken the economy, reduce innovation and diminish world leadership.
Universities are going to price themselves right out of the market because most Americans will not be able to afford it anymore. There should be a law preventing landlords from gouging outrageous rents from students. The new thing among real estate owners is to buy a house near a university (doesn't matter if it's a dump), and than charge 3 to 4 times the going rent by packing college students into it. The same house may rent for 1,000 dollars a month for a single family, yet when you rent it to students they charge $1,000 a head!!!
originally posted by: asmall89
I think that the high cost of college and the huge debt burdens students have after graduating is just a symptom of the whole education system in this country being broken. There are those who think it should be free, and while that's a noble idea I don't think it's going to solve our problems. Mostly because then the cost of college education would be passed on to the taxpayers.
After graduating in 2013 with a degree in music and currently attempting a masters and teacher license I can tell you the education system stinks from the bottom up. We spend tons of money on education to ensure that our children get good jobs. I mean that's the whole point of education right? To be a functional member of society, to earn a good living?
How come then a person with a High School degree could make a decent living back in the 1950's but now you can barely qualify to flip burgers? The material really hasn't changed. In fact it has gotten better in some respects. How many High Schools were teaching calculus back in the 1950's?
Jesse, what I think is wrong is we have been sold the lie that higher education equals a middle class job - no matter what. That's not true, maybe it used to be but not anymore. The truth is you don't need a college education to do most jobs, in fact college gives you very little preparation for the real working world. Personally I would have been better off not going at all and working my way up through a business or something, gaining actual relevant work experience. I think the best thing we can give our kids is freedom to choose their path in life and the opportunity to do so. Not sentencing them to 20 years of school.