We don’t need no education…

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Inspired by a rambling comment made at IOEOTO.

The United States of America has a clearly defined underclass. Much like any industrialized nation that has a parallel economy of government entitlements the USA pathetically  perpetuates it’s own downfall.

The current conflict in my head has been a long standing one ,it’s just that the summer pre education whoring cycle is revving up so BOOM!

If the United States wants to fix it’s problems it needs to look at fixing its ills. The mantra that “You need a college education…” is bullshit. College education is all well and good when acquired by those that actually need it. When we just flood academia with every schmuck we fuck the system up for everyone.

We also perpetuate the false culture that trades and other blue collar type jobs are beneath us. Folks we’re Americans NOTHING IS BENEATH US !!!!!

College diplomas are rarely worth the parchment they are typed on. The diplomas in fact are little more than final proof that you are in debt and unemployable in a super competitive environment.

Wake up folks!!!!!!

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6 Comments

  1. Alfie says:

    whoops. the mentioned post at IOEOTO here

  2. Marc says:

    Well Alfie,
    for what it’s worth I do think we need to better our community colleges, vocational training schools and skilled labor training. However, as I commented over there, I don’t think that has much to do with controlling college costs; for while we have a clear lower class I think that class should still have affordable collegiate institutions to go to if they are so qualified. If they’re not qualified, such as with any class of person (though this is a statement not in synch with what reality provides us) they should be prepared to accept a different educational institution. Affordability at college, however, is still important.

  3. Alfie says:

    Yeah but on the other hand be it clothing or a diploma there are consumers that drive the price as well and do so intentionally for a myriad of benefits real or imagined. Like I tried in my opening your stuff just triggered. I’m not necessarily debating the quality points you made. I saw your stuff and the linked oped and it just set my mind on a somewhat related tangent. Thx for commenting

  4. Good points. One problem is that, in order to get all of these people through college, the entire system has become watered down. It’s basically the equivalent of high school.

    I would much rather have a strong, strong high school system (getting everyone to learn writing, civics, science, etc) and then college for the very motivated and intelligent, with a definite career path after college.

  5. Alfie says:

    I would much rather have a strong, strong high school system (getting everyone to learn writing, civics, science, etc) and then college for the very motivated and intelligent, with a definite career path after college.
    Me too !

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