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[–] leonvmetcalf 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

It's already tough to get a job with a college degree. Not finishing high school only makes matters worse.

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[–] Andman17 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I am a firm believer that college is no longer beneficial to 90% of people. In today's age, unless you want to become a Dr. or a Lawyer or something like that, you can teach yourself anything. All for free! It's been statistically proven college is no longer financially a good investment. In terms of actually making money, trades pay well enough, are fun, and easy!

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[–] I_like_paint 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Agreed. Next question

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[–] OJs_Lawyer ago 

"college is no longer financially a good investment" - in the U.S

The United States is pretty much topping the list of most expensive university educations in the world.

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[–] tame 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

That's an issue with the job market, not an issue with the level of education required. The problem is that anyone without a degree is seen as lazy and nobody wants to hire a lazy person.

There should be far more emphasis on vocational training (apprenticeships etc.) than on the traditional research-oriented university degree, IMO. Sure, there are many careers that benefit from university education, but there are many more that don't. Personally, I'd like to see the current tertiary system split more along the lines of research vs. implementation. Students aiming for a career in pure sciences would train at a university, and students aiming for a career in design or engineering should train at a polytechnic institute. People who want to study modern art and basket-weaving should be free to do so on their own time and at their own expense.