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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: infolurker
There is a place for people whose primary motivator is a gauranteed paycheck: trade school.
College is supposed to primarily be a place to improve one's mind by following one's own intellectual curiosity, developing habits of mind along the way that will carry one through adulthood in whatever specific occupation they hold.
Who are you to decide what is useless?
Would you turn all colleges and universities into mere trade schools?
originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: SocratesJohnson
If we wanted to subsidize doctors, surgeons, medical specialist, true engineers, and positions we desperately need in the country, maybe. Paying for uselessness is just plain stupid.
Let the idiots get a useless degree in psychology, marketing, or gender studies with their own hundred thousand dollars that they will never be able to pay back. It would be cheaper to hand them a check and tell them to go to college or buy a car.... see how many buy a car
originally posted by: odzeandennz
Only in America free higher education is frowned upon for a first world country.
And look at our society 😘😘🇺🇸💕
Rome never looked better.
originally posted by: camain
a reply to: infolurker
I agree with you to a point. I have been in IT for almost 20 years. I am at the max of my payscale, (132k). The issue is that even if you have the certifications, (which I have had a few in the past, I let them lapse) you can't get a management job, or higher without at least a bachelors.
As far as college goes. Having wasted my last 20 years of free time trying to get a degree, let me safely tell you, 1 its a waste of money, 2 its a waste of time, 3 the only way to get through a group project is that when forming the group, be a complete asshole and tell people you are going to work, and work hard, otherwise F off.
originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
First of all college is free, if you are smart enough and work hard enough. If your college wasn’t free and you don’t understand why, you failed the first reason why it’s free.
If one wants to make the arguement the whole college experience is priceless...ok
If you are paying for the most expensive streaming survive you ever gong to have, that’s not an experience. For the most part, If you are Streaming a named school (read expensive) instead of taking a community college (Read cheap). Then again, you failed rule 1 again.