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originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: Teikiatsu
College isn't for everyone.
College has become much more than it needs to be.
College should be for intensive education into specialized fields, not to make a person 'well rounded' (ie indoctrinated.)
Disagree completely. The historical college education was a liberal arts education. Advanced fields like law school (which used to only take 1 year) or medical school (which took 2) were their own thing. Most fields trained you on the job.
College was never meant to be job training, and it shouldn't be treated like such. You're there to learn, not pay for something your employer should be teaching you.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
Trade schools are a great alternative for those who are not a fit for college. Unfortunately, trade schools are becoming rare. The US needs to bring back more trade schools that prepare young people to earn a living. College is not for everyone.
We need plumbers, electricians, woodworkers, construction, etc.
Of course - we also need to fix the economy so that more trade skills such as iron workers, machinists, etc., are once again needed.