Author Topic: Debt, no degree: Bills mount for ex-college students who never reached the finish line  (Read 502 times)

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"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." - Ecclesiastes 10:2

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Many moons ago I was married with a young child, working full-time in a factory and going to college for a technical B.S. degree.

It was the most difficult time of my life, took me an extra year and I had no life for the last 3 years but it was the best thing I ever did.

I am convinced it would literally kill me if I tried to do it today...

I didn't have a child, but I did have a full-time job.  You do these things while you're young... 

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These kids are not receiving the skills in high school to know what to look for in a college degree program.  The other evening a woman I know (PhD) who works at the local community college was saying the program she was working on - until recently - was helping high school kids get the skills they needed to go into Jr.College... she said kids coming out of high school taking calculus cannot even pass the simple math tests for college entry - it's that bad out there - so they are having to do remedial classes to transition into college.

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Some of these people are simply not up to passing college work.  This is the thing liberals don't want to admit:  intelligence inequality is a much bigger problem than income inequality. 

Shoe-horning young people into college when they can't do the work is cruel.  Nobody wants to tell them the truth.
Roy Moore's "spiritual warfare" is driving past a junior high without stopping.

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As I recall, it was Bill Clinton who insisted everyone should be able to go to college. Obama's reiterated that meme. There are way too many kids in college who don't have a clue what they're doing there.
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As I recall, it was Bill Clinton who insisted everyone should be able to go to college. Obama's reiterated that meme. There are way too many kids in college who don't have a clue what they're doing there.

It's why Mike Rowe is working to get these kids into trade schools rather than college......

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Am I missing something? Are we supposed to feel sorry for people who make stupid choices? Is this a lot different from someone who chooses  to buy an Escalade when a Chevy would have been sufficient - so he just doesn't feel like it's terribly fair to expect him to pay off the original auto loan?

Get outa my head....many people in this country are simply not college material, and it makes absolutely no sense to go so far into debt for a degree in political science. 


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