posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 05:38 PM
College Education is useful only for those who actually want to learn something and improve their existing skills. For example you can't be a
computer programmer unless that is your hobby - no matter how many pieces of paper you get. So before starting make sure you have a real need for that
piece of paper and a real skill that will pay for those loans when you're done!
The issue with US college education is that for-profit colleges were allowed to bend over anybody with a pulse and suck them dry of their money. All
you have to do is open the door to get into college nowadays! And most people have no idea about compounding interest or real living expenses when
they're fresh out of high school so they believe the myths spewed by those college "counselors" who are nothing more than salespeople.
What should have been done is expand and publicly fund community and state colleges and trade schools and force private for-profit colleges to prove a
certain percentage of gainfully employed graduates for each program within the first couple of years after graduation - especially those colleges that
don't demand any kind of standardized tests or other kind of educational entry standards. And by gainfully employed I don't mean a $10/hr job but
rather whatever the regional average for employed entry-level professionals in that particular field.
Until that happens more generations of kids will be enslaved for life.