Need for college education?? Some good points made here
by Steven Haninger - 5/9/12 4:34 AM
"There are too many people who've been lied to and told you have to have a college degree to be successful," Mandel said.
I can agree. If we want to return to being a manufacturing economy and not a service and money management economy, we need to encourage skilled trades as an option. We also need to be willing to pay for good quality labor, however. We do need good scientists, doctors, engineers, educators, etc., but not everyone who gets a degree has a marketable skill. We have kids getting out of college with huge debt and no way to pay it back. Loan forgiveness is not the long term answer. Changing what motivates young people to choose a career that's compatible with their desires and skills seems reasonable to me.