One more reason that our high schools offer excellent college-prep programs.
High school students: take the AP courses available, take college credit
courses, be involved in the IB program. It pays.
This is not fair.Make those greedy college grads pay their fair
share of taxes, and close the pay gap with increased benefits for all those who
didn't graduate from college.This is compassion.
I am college educated but I work in a blue-collar job that pays more than most
white-collar jobs. The future of our workforce isn't in pumping out more
know-nothing college degrees that might get you a job as a barista or in the
broken and worthless (in the marketplace) K-12 education. It's in trades
and skills. Mechanics, computer techs, welders, plumbers, miners, medical techs,
truck drivers; skilled labor is, and always has been, the backbone of the middle
class ever since the medieval trade guilds. Not everyone can be a
rocket scientist and we can't have a society of chair-bottomed office
workers any more than we can have a society of underpaid service workers.
We've put off this common-sense solution in favor of the higher
educational-industrial complex craziness we seem to be trapped in for the last
30 years. Time to wake up and stop doing things that do not work.