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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30 2012 7:27 p.m. MDT

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sally
Kearns, UT

I chuckle every time I read one of these articles regarding women being only part of what they could be unless they have a college education. I know of many women without degrees who are articulate, involved in the community, have high self esteem and are outstanding mothers/women. It is not difficult to be a self learner in our society. Many women are smart enough to study and read on their own without paying the $ for a college degree. One of my relatives makes more money without a college degree than most graduates. This is just another advertisement to recruit customers for local colleges. The only reason I completed my college degree is because it was a benefit connected to my husbands employment. I am not willing to spend the $ just so I can work for a company to make more money to pay higher taxes. Women need to learn how to analyze their situation economically and emotionally before they are talked into attending college. College is not an automatic way to financial bliss. Higher income does not always equate into a higher quality of life.

Good Citizen
Sandy, UT

What about the boys? These issues pertain to them as well. College enrollment for girls is increasing, but for the boys it's decreasing. I am a female college graduate and I had plenty of support. Our boys get none and our society will pay a price if we don't start providing equal opportunity for boys and girls to advance and succeed.

Florwood
American Fork, UT

No stats within the article. I'm wondering if in Utah it's a worse job with women or a better job with men than elsewhere in the US.

Ann Amberly
Greenbelt, MD

@ sally
I'm sorry, but I bet you would never say such a thing about your husband's education, or your son's. It is attitudes like this that harm the young women of Utah. I sure hope they didn't make you a YW president with an attitude like that!

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