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1 posted on 01/07/2013 7:43:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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Financial aid awards need to more selective, with emphasis placed on the STEM disciplines.

If a college-bound student wants to major in transgendered Aleutian folk music, OK—But taxpayers should not have to underwrite a worthless degree with no market demand.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 7:49:01 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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A college degree was, financially at least, the biggest mistake of my life. I got a degree in Business Administration and Accounting and graduated owing a ton in student loans. Today I'm in middle management and making around $50k a year. However, my two best friends from high school skipped college, one took night classes in Heating/AC Repair at the local Vo-Tech center, and another got a pipe-fitter apprenticeship. Today the Heating/AC Repair guy owns his own business and brings in about $80K a year. The Pipe-fitter friend made over $100K last year...
3 posted on 01/07/2013 7:50:01 AM PST by apillar
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College has turned into a racket where parents pay a fortune and their kids come out with useless degrees. Its a bubble that should have popped by now but it won’t as long as government is pumping so much money into education.


4 posted on 01/07/2013 7:50:36 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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Education is a great thing, but it does not prove intelligence.

Of Course people willhire College graduates if that sheepskin has something to do with their business.

Too many go to college and study Bullsh*t 101.
At tremendous cost.

If colleges want to stay in business they need to train kids about business and stay away from Socialist crap.

No one is going to hire Proffessor Karenga’s students. or students of Bill Ayres. There is simply no profit in hiring anarchists and white guilt college educated students.


5 posted on 01/07/2013 7:51:17 AM PST by Venturer
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The question is which college degrees provide employable skills...... and which do not.
Generally speaking, business degrees are of nominal (albeit not critical) value to employers.
Engineering and computer science degrees are usually useful.
Sociology of the Working Class, Lesbian Studies, Cannibal Anthropology, Mongolian Yert Design, Chaucerian English, Mau Mau History, The French Revolution, and (yuck!) “Community Organizing,” are of little value to most real employers in the real world. Very little indeed.
Students who do not plan to seek employment can take many very interesting courses of study that may provide them considerable insight into life in general (Literature, Philosophy, Theology, even some of the above non-employment majors maybe too). You may wind up a “better rounded person,” something very nice in its own right.

Just don’t plan on getting high-paid jobs with your BA in Fingerpainting, Trans-gender Liberation, or The Sociobiology of Class Warfare. WHICH MEANS IT IS NOT PRUDENT TO BORROW THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO GET DEGREES IN SUCH THINGS ... and THIS IS OBVIOUS to anybody with two or more brain cells! (So, don’t you dare come to the American people for a “bail out” of your student loan debt, dammit!)


6 posted on 01/07/2013 8:01:48 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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Do want a well paying job when you get out of college? Get a technical degree so you will develop skills that are valued by the job market. No skill, no pay. It isn't Rocket Science although that pays pretty well.

Study psychology, history, art, women's studies and such and cruise through college but it is going to be a dry job market when you graduate. Do the hard work for 4 years and it will repay you for a lifetime.

Look at the top and bottom of THIS LIST and you will see what I mean.

7 posted on 01/07/2013 8:08:35 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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Check-out my alma mater, UMass. Half of the bachelors’ degrees are in Womyns Studies, Afro-American Studies, Victims Studies (I s*it you not), Sociology of Oppression, Bachelors’ Degrees with “Individual Concentration” (i.e. bullshit subjects), Feminist Anthropology, Applied Marxism, etc. BIG fields from which to get a well-paying job in the real marketplace.


8 posted on 01/07/2013 8:09:37 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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I’ve taken the equivalent of a year or more of practical college work by watching Youtube. The old paradigm is seriously broken.


14 posted on 01/07/2013 9:19:38 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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If a man pushes shopping carts at Walmart at a rate of five miles an hour for eight hours a day, why did he bother graduating college?


16 posted on 01/07/2013 9:24:03 AM PST by conservativeimage.com (I don't blame Obama. I blame voters.)
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This says a lot:

No. 14 - Government - Start: $42,000 - MidCareer: $95,600


19 posted on 01/07/2013 10:10:48 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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As Obama unwinds the economy more and more, even some formerly “good career path” college majors are proving less and less useful in the job market. Just from today’s Journal, these 2 articles leap out at us:

BUSINESS degrees:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324296604578175764143141622.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsForth

LAW degrees:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323689604578221891691032424.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsFifth

and of course, the millions and millions of sociology and LesboStudies and “Community Organizer” degree graduates can’t all drive cabs...(especially since illegal immigrants have already taken most of those jobs)


21 posted on 01/07/2013 10:36:26 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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