There are alot of successful people who never went to college. No one ever said it was a prerequisite for a rich or meaningful life.
And if we're talking purely about success, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck have achieved that. But is it a coincidence that the three standard bearers for the far right are educationally ignorant?
I don't know about them, but I want my political standard bearers to be educated. I want education to mean something to them. I want them to promote and support education as a way to gain ground economically with the rest of the world and to know your own country well enough to intelligently enter the debate.
But, big surprise that the far right, those folks who judged how qualified one President was nine years ago by whether they would have a beer with him, don't value education in the people they look up to for advice on how this country should work. They actually value ignorance. Sometimes consider it "honesty." To me, that's no different than making a hero out of a criminal because they're "bold."
God help us if any of these idiots actually gain a powerful position in our government - or too many people like them. They are ignorant, narrow minded fools who's world view is too small to justify any kind of power.
The fact of the matter is this: Smart people are in short supply here and, because of that, higher education is important. If you don't think so, well, that's ignorant. It's important as a way to expand young minds and show them how to think abstractly in areas that are usually concrete.
...and concrete thinking is, by and large, the chosen thought process for the right.