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1 posted on 01/29/2013 12:03:13 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
someone finally GETS it!

Government is the problem!

All these easy loans and grants the government is handing out is what is driving up the cost of education and simultaneously making a lowly bachelors as useless as a high school diploma.

Exclusivity is what made a college degree important. Hand them out to everyone and they become worthless.

2 posted on 01/29/2013 12:06:35 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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I sure as hell didn't need, English 101, Rocks for Jocks, Philosophy 101...and all those other mandatory garbage courses for idiots.

And the other "occupation type" courses were supportive but not practical.

We need trade colleges or work/college programs.

4 posted on 01/29/2013 12:18:13 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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37 percent of employed graduates didn’t need to attend college at all to successfully perform their current jobs

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How many of them needed the college degree to get the job?


5 posted on 01/29/2013 12:19:57 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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DEGREE BUBBLE:

Victory of Prof’s need to earn over students’ need to earn.

1. stocks crashed
2. land values crashed
3. Lib Arts Univ. system currently crashing


6 posted on 01/29/2013 12:23:41 PM PST by gaijin
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THere are only a few professions that you “need” an undergraduate degree for. Engineering, Physician, Research Scientist, Biologist etc. being a few.


10 posted on 01/29/2013 12:38:14 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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I was told to “just get that piece of paper”
so I did

I tell others to “just get that piece of paper”
because that’s what society dictates, you most likely won’t learn anything you couldn’t learn on your own.

A high school degree is worthless, a college degree is barely worth a high school degree of decades ago.
I was told that in the early 80’s and glad I have my little piece of soon-to-be worthless paper.

My Jobs out of college never required a 4 year degree - but it helped tremendously in getting those jobs.

Time for my Masters?


11 posted on 01/29/2013 12:56:30 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for links to the 2011 & 2012 FR Cookbooks- Enjoy)
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I guess that would include Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson. He’s got a degree in history.


12 posted on 01/29/2013 1:27:53 PM PST by stormer
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That’s OK. More than 37% don’t even have an education.


19 posted on 01/29/2013 2:49:56 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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And the study was probably skewed to show as low of a percentage as possible. See the likely subjective ones who did it.


23 posted on 01/29/2013 3:22:37 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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It's all about $$$ for the Education Establishment.......Push that Physical Therapists need to have a PHD....when a BA worked just fine.

Push that a RN needs a BA...when a AS in Nursing was just fine.

Plenty of other examples.....

It's all about $$$ for the E.E.C. ( Education Establishment Complex )

And considering "teachers" are mainly Union...they have their "supporter's" in D.C.

24 posted on 01/29/2013 3:37:45 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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