JRGL: If you read the article, the speakers were not from the foundation. The
speakers are from the University of Virginia.
For our ancestors, marriage and children were a kind of social security.
Families stayed together in part because of economic reality. The economic
pressures aren't as great now which has caused the divorce rate to go up.
Women have more freedom. But, the unintended consequence of this is that there
are many, many more children being raised in broken homes and suffering the
serious emotional effects of the divorce. This will be very costly to our
society. How healthy can our society be if half our children are crippled by
divorce? If we can't find some way of reducing the number of divorces, our
society will fall apart.
MyChildrensKeeper makes some valid points! If you have substantial assets that
you've built together during a marriage compliments of your education that
brought you a good income to purchase houses, cars, yachts, stocks and bonds,
retirement funds and other investments that are registered in both your names,
then you may really want to think long and hard about filing for a divorce. You
may even stay in an unhappy or superficial marriage because to end it would be
financially devestating. I know couples like this. Thus--in this
respect--education and financial success without education can be harmful to
marriage. When a less educated couple with fewer assets and money realize
they're no longer in love, it is easier to separate or divorce without any
financial worries to consider. I was a single mother which eventually
cohabitated with a man that is now my husband while raising 2 children who are
today doing well with one having a college degree. I became better off
financially because of divorce and my children turned out fine. As one commenter
said--this article is just a lot of put downs. It is supported by a questionable
Wow. Sounds like some bitter divorced people on here
re MyChildrensKeeperTaylorsville, UTEducation is more harmful
than being uneducated-----If I didn't already know
people from Taylorsville, you might be able to give me the impression that it is
a pretty backward place.On university education, don't knock it
until you've tried it. You might be surprised at the new wonderful world it
opens up to you.
"GFC foundation of Utah", a quick internet search reveals they are a
family of investment managers from Orem who are meeting at a swanky hotel. They
are supporters of the Heritage Foundation, no surprise, owners of the American
Heritage School & gave $5.7 million in grants to the LDS church in 2007.
How are they able to make such broad & prejudiced statements concerning the
state of marriage and college educated?There are no solutions in this
article, just a lot of put downs on anyone that doesn't fit their slim mold
of success. I guess we should all be college educated children of investment
managers who have been rich since the depression and handed down such wealth to
their children. That would give us the right to pontificate at a luxury hotel
in SLC on marriage and children without any constructive ideas on how to improve
the situation for the uneducated singles with children. Just pompous blame
here, nothing else.
Excellent points, Roland, but that would lead to CommieFascistSocialism, and we
can't have that. Handing out tax cuts to the wealthy and slashing the
safety net, that's what real "family values" are.Right?
"Education is more harmful than being uneducated"Priceless!Thanks for getting my day started with the best laugh I've had in a
long time!If there are people out there who believe this then we are in
real trouble!D&C 130:18-19.
Fifty years ago a male high school graduate could be confident that he would
earn enough money to support a family, so they got married and had one. A male
high school graduate today has virtually no hope of making that much money, at
least not for many, many years. So they don't get married. As fewer
marriages occur in the working class, it becomes more socially acceptable to not
marry.The economy and the culture are totally intertwined. They
can't be separated. If we want stable families, restoring working class
wages would be the best place to start.
So colleges turn people into liberals who also disapprove of teen marriage,
divorce, and marry at higher rates. What do republicans say about this?
It's all an illusion with no basis or fact except they may have stayed in
school longer. Eduction is a matter of deception, not fact.Marriage
has nothing to do with education, religion, or commitment. Marriage is a matter
of convenience in religion, taxes, and society. The only reason the educated
seem to stay Togolese longer is the massive and larger accumulation of debt they
are accountable for before they can divorce so the separate and cohabitant to
reduce debt so they can get the divorce. The poor just have less debt and can
end marriage faster. Education is more harmful than being uneducated, its a
social deception that is becoming exposed.Education is sure trying
to take a lot of credit for social success to credit education and its become
the new social search. Education has become the new standard by how government
and society must become. We cannot deny education if properly taught its due
merits but it has nothing to do with social standards acquired from family and
parents. Education is a tool, not a lifestyle or social standard.
You can't break the rules. Marriage leads to more happiness, stable
cildren and success in life. Cohabitation leads to instability, insecurity and
unhappiness. Wow, maybe God knows what he's talking about!