I'm too poor and dumb to go to college.
On the upside, I finally got a job, at least.
I'd rather see people getting degrees in subjects they enjoy rather than forcing everyone to be the same corporate drone just because people think that's how you get a job.
Everybody also seems to think art degrees are super easy too, when in reality you need to be a really dedicated artist to make it through and not fail. You're average 4 credit hour science class in a quarter system is 3 hours of lecture a week and and two hours or so of lab on a different dates/times, which literally involves just following instructions. Zero homework other than studying for tests, or papers if it happens to be a writing intensive credited class as well, or finishing up labs. This gets slightly more intense the higher level you go, to where degree-specific science classes in the upper level will often have you conduct your own tests/research at home. This gets even easier if you're degree doesn't really have too many classes with lab times like an english degree - then you are literally meeting for about 3-4 hours a week, and doing maybe 3-4 hours of homework/study/etc at the most, with again - the exception being upper level junior-senior year stuff where you're assignments are more personalized and complex.
Meanwhile your BEGINNING art classes are also 4 credit hours, but you are garunteed in there for 7 hours of class per week (3.5 hour studio timeblocks where you are constantly and intensely working), and will always have about 7-10 hours worth of homework to do as well, where you are expected to do well in both technical and artistic skill.
Shame a college degree alone is almost useless now since you need x years of experience. Shame they don't exchange money for experience in colleges.
sure this is great from a humanitarian point of view but this is terrible from an economic stance.
the most obvious problem is that nobody is going to hire the 70% without a degree for anything better than McDonalds. Since the number is steadily increasing, this will become a bigger and bigger problem for the people without a college degree.
Next problem is student loans: at least half of these students will be paying back student loans for the next 40 years and really won't have much money to put into the economy themselves
Last would be the rising cost of everything. college graduates cost more to hire, which eventually trickles down into the cost of goods and services.
Of course at 30% none of this is really an issue. Around 60% is where we should start being worried.
Soon: College degree required to work at mcd
But now that high schools don't teach you about useful things in life, only "WE NEED TO PREPARE YOU FOR COLLEGE EVEN THOUGH 90% OF YOU WON'T BE" I will not find it surprising that even an AA (Lowest US degree) will be needed for such menial jobs.
Education system is broken as fuck. You spend 12 years of your life in school and that is not enough for anything more than mcdonalds. Makes no sense really.
Hell, in my high school, the class personal finances (teaches you about banking and managing your own money) was a strictly optional class that, when I took it, there were only 10 other students in there with me.
I'm in college for information systems tech, and i love it and college is the best decision i ever made.
In fact, on average, private universities artificially inflate their students' grades much more frequently than public universities.
hahaha, people still believe that?
More like, "for many people, education is a sure path to a lifetime of debt."
Damn where's that video that explained american colleges and debt associated with it.
This is a bad thing.
We have basically locked ourselves into an education arms race.
The result is that jobs that have no business requiring college degrees will demand them and jobs that don't need higher degrees will start requiring them.
This doesn't help anyone. It only hurts society and causes a significant portion of our young workforce to enter the market in debt.
Philosophy would at least be interesting, and I wouldn't be stuck at a help desk for the rest of my life.
And this is coming from a Computer Science major.
Luckily I'm moving into a job most people don't know about. I'm majoring in Information Technology/Networking & Security so I can work with the Federal Government in the Department of Defense or Homeland Security. Those jobs are bountiful and all you have to do is essentially be a paper tiger. (Certified in everything you can think of) Starting out most IT jobs pay at $60,000.00 per year and by the time I would retire I would be making $130,000.00 per year because a lot of Fed. Gov. positions give mandatory yearly raises. Plus I'd have a retirement, healthcare, and very good vacations.
IT is by no means a secret. And it's not a well-respected or prestigious job at all.
I respect artists because they do what they enjoy.
I don't respect MBAs because they're only in it for the money.
All of my lessons since I can remember have only been about teaching us to past the tests, not understand the actual subjects.
Hell, I managed to get a B in biology and I have no idea what the fuck anything is.
prob cus dem leberals hav wuined our scool sistem an mad it rel ezz!!!!!11
Yeah, but right now an American student drops out of High School every 26 seconds, so this will number will decline a lot over the next 10 years.
Are people disagreeing at A) A high school student drops every 26 seconds or B) the number will decline.
A is fact, B is my opinion.
The thing is though, not everybody needs to go to college to succeed, if you think about it.
Calculus and Biology won't help if you're going to be a Plumber (which my city desperately needs)
Wonder what the info on Uni graduates are - I would like to know how common people in my future line of work are.