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Old May 11th, 2014, 11:31 AM   #11
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It IS worthless! The BS degree I am getting will not be worth the paper it is written on, but a 4 year degree is required for medical school. Unless one wants to go on to a professional school there is no point in wasting time and money on a degree they will stand in unemployment line with.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 09:44 AM   #12
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Rising costs of college and an improving job market can definitely encourage high school grads to join the labor force. However, there are many resources students can seek out scholarships to help lower the costs if they decide to enroll like this website.

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Old March 22nd, 2015, 09:47 AM   #13
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Rising costs of college and an improving job market can definitely encourage high school grads to join the labor force. However, there are many resources students can seek out scholarships to help lower the costs if they decide to enroll like Easy Scholarships.
Is that almost as good as a payday loan?
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 10:33 AM   #14
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I suppose I'm one of those High School students who've decided college isn't worth it. I know plenty of people personally who have thought so already. College is too expensive and doesn't provide enough reason for me to go out and spend my own money and dig myself into debt for it. The military is always an option, and so are technical schools.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 01:17 PM   #15
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I suppose I'm one of those High School students who've decided college isn't worth it. I know plenty of people personally who have thought so already. College is too expensive and doesn't provide enough reason for me to go out and spend my own money and dig myself into debt for it. The military is always an option, and so are technical schools.
I agree...case in point:

A friend of my boys managed to become a qualified plumber AND electrician. He's just 25 or 26. He's now got eight vans and a dozen employees. I'll bet he's making more than any rocket scientist......
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Every student who thinks a liberal arts bachelors education will earn them a trade school certification of employment is not paying attention.

A university level liberal arts education is not a trade training exercise
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 03:45 PM   #17
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In a way this may be a good thing, one college is not filled with a lot of people that should not be in college.

We need people that can skills in trades.

I think college is a great achievment. But it is not for everyone.

In fact I think this trend may bring back the entrepreneur spirit..
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 03:51 PM   #18
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Yes, if America is to compete in the 21st century, we need a less educated population, one that is willing to work for 3rd world wages, that will end illegal immigration, this country will be worse than Mexico......
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Yes, if America is to compete in the 21st century, we need a less educated population, one that is willing to work for 3rd world wages, that will end illegal immigration, this country will be worse than Mexico......
Fuck off. That's the thought process that's driving this country to the ground. Skilled labor is basically non-existent and people are getting degrees for bullshit studies from bullshit colleges for bullshit reasons.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 04:27 PM   #20
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I don't know exactly your situation but up here journeymen carpenters, plumbers, electricians, machinists, mechanics and metalworkers are in great demand. BAs are mostly waiting tables or equivalent.

(Journeyman means finished tech training, an apprenticeship and passed an association or government certification exam. I don't know if you use that terminology.)
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