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Thinking Outside the Education Box

Milt37 Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 1:35 PM
Charles (or should I call you Mr. Hammer?) You are extremely correct! Back in 1974, when I got a full 4 yr. NROTC scholarship to USC, in the summer between high school, and starting USC, a VP from AT&T (still the monolopy phone company then) called me to have coffee. His whole spiel was once I had a USC degree, and got out of the Navy, I would never have to worry about a job. It seemed kind of smarmy to me, even as a 17 yr. old. Luckily, I eventually declined the scholarship and my parents paid the $95/semester for Cal State Long Beach. Almost 40 yrs. later, I don't think I made a bad decision.

I recently stumbled upon a Facebook post Sarah Palin had written while reflecting upon her daughter Willow's graduation from an academy that specializes in hair and skin. In it, she said the following:

"Young people should not be pressured into assuming that a college degree is the only path to employment today. It’s not. Some college degrees obviously lead to clear professions, like those in the medical and engineering fields, but that’s not the case with many of the liberal arts degrees young people today gravitate toward either because they aren’t sure what they want to do after college or...