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  •  I learned more about (7+ / 0-)

    the work I'm doing outside of college, but I never would have landed this job without my degree. I'd have squandered 5 or 10 more years in low-wage jobs working up enough "experience" to be taken seriously in the job market.

    You say it's not the 1970s anymore. It's not the 1990s anymore. Entry level, middle class jobs require a degree. And just to show what "middle class" means, that's a 30k salary. Heck, if you want a salaried job period, you need a degree.

    Way too much focus is on cost, and not nearly enough is put on the benefit to society. Our economy will collapse in 20 years if we have a generation of uneducated workforce. At the very least we'll go from the 1st world to 3rd world.

    IMHO, college is a requirement, and we should be working out the best way to pay for it rather than debate if it should happen at all. Only wealthy conservatives (maybe even some liberals too) think we'd be better off if we let a generation of people go uneducated. After all, it'd be less competition.

    •  That depends on the field of endeavor (2+ / 0-)
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      jamesia, Cedwyn

      There is still a fairly large slice of the IT field where experience, aptitude and adaptability to changing technology trump having a degree...

      Fear doesn't just breed incomprehension. It also breeds a spiteful, resentful hate of anyone and everyone who is in any way different from you.

      by awesumtenor on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 02:35:18 PM PST

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