The author points out that education is mandated for children, while never once acknowledging that adults have a choice about whether to further their education. And a responsibility to make a sensible decision of cost/value.And, yet, we all know that while a high school diploma marks an important milestone, a high school education is not enough.
Most high-paying and/or enjoyable jobs require some kind of formal education. So people go to college so they can get those jobs. At some point, we’re all going to have to sit around the table and talk about how this was not the original purpose of the university. Higher education was meant to make you a better thinker, a better citizen, a better human being. We’re going to have to talk about how no one really cares about those things when they can’t pay rent, when they can’t afford car repairs, when they have to eat dinner at a gas station. I imagine if most people could get a job that paid $15 an hour and work 40 hours a week, if they could start a job after high school that allowed them to be financially independent or to take care of their families, there would be a lot fewer people pursuing higher education.
Has she never heard of Mike Rowe?
People are taught that school is important, but they don’t go to college because they care about school. They go to college because it’s the only way to survive now.
And everyone has a right to that.
She comes off as another person living in a ivory tower with a graduate education and no concept of what really constitutes a right. I read over there to get other points of view, but frequently find myself seeking the ibuprofen after doing so because of the massive headaches caused by doing so. And so far there is not one comment on that post. It's like an echo chamber over there, no dissension. Which I fund just as frustrating.