Most majors wind up making one qualified to teach in elementary and jr. high schools. My daughter attended 1 year college on the GI Bill majoring in Psychological Counseling after spending 5 years in the Army working as an aircraft instrument specialist. She then moved on to aircraft mechanic school after discovering she could make a far greater amount of money as an aviation technician. Mean while, my son is borrowing himself into indebtedness to major in Astrophysics. I wonder what jobs will be available when he finishes. Viva la revolucion.
In President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, he said that "higher education can't be a luxury. It is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford." Such talk makes for political points, but there's no evidence that a college education is an economic imperative. A good part of our higher education problem, explaining its spiraling cost, is that a large percentage of students currently attending college are ill-equipped and incapable of doing real college work. They shouldn't be there wasting their own resources and those of their families and taxpayers. Let's look at...
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