To be honest, I think college is extremely overrated at times.
So let me get this straight, people get a loan for 50/60,000 dollar vehicle and can pay that off in five years. In five years, it is worth maybe 10,000 dollars. But they get a loan and CAN’T pay that back in TEN YEARS because it’s not important enough? EXCUSE ME!!! It is a PROVEN FACT that people with advanced education get better jobs and make more money. I think some people’s priorities need to be put in order. I’m EXTREMELY thankful that I got my degree and changed my family’s economic future.
College is only right for the people it is right for. Plain and simple. If someone is not right for college, they will flunk out, waste time and money and learn nothing. There are plenty of people out here with a degree that know nothing and/or never use the teachings of the degree.
You folks are touching upon a key issue. Is the university meant to be giving access to education or training? Do the people attending actually make a choice of one over the other or how to combine the two?
Education: the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.
Training: Making proficient by instruction and practice, as in some art, profession, or work
An education is priceless. Training might, or might not, be.
Too many folks are going to university/college to get trained and manage to never get educated.
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