posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 09:05 AM
reply to post by el1jah
OP, that graphic was beautiful!! I had to save it and pass it along to my colleagues. What a clear representation of what we face with education
today. We're putting college graduates in the poor house when they should have their eyes on a successful career and starting a life of their own.
Young adults are strapped with enormous tuition costs and debt. How many students transfer to a different college and find out some of their classes
they spent a lot of money on don't transfer!!! This has been going on for years, and it's nothing more than a sham for colleges and universities to
take advantage of increased revenue! Yet our politicians continue to allow these colleges and universities to take advantage of students.
Students are being targeted with ridiculous living fees, lab costs and outrageous book charges. Some universities won't even allow students to post
their last semester textbooks for resale in dorm lobbies. With e-book technology, you would think universities and colleges would change to e-books
to save students money and push publishers to make books available in e-book formats. Maybe colleges should stop dumping money into their sports
programs and campus construction projects and focus more on reducing tuition costs.
High schools are also making students feel that college is their only option. Many ignore trade schools, entrepreneurship, and 2 year colleges.
The mentality that anyone who gets a college degree will find a successful and high paying job is simply BS. There are many trade schools out there
who have developed entrepreneurs and highly skilled craftsmen that demand top dollar for their skills. Most of these schools by far, charge much less
in tuition than 4 year colleges. Some graduates have earned more than doctors and lawyers. From my own experience, having attended both a university
and a post secondary trade school and receiving a degree and associate degree from both, by far my trade school experience was much more rewarding and
opened more doors.
It's simply a lack of insight and pure ignorance for politicians not to hold education as a priority. It's what sparks motivation, innovation,
creativity, improves the economic stability and strength of a country, and promotes rational and competent thinking. It reduces the number of people
on welfare roles, and in the long run improves the life style of many. You can have the most technological military on the planet, high tech machines
and computer technology, but if you don't have enough competent people to use them, they're worthless.