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Submitted by richard40 (United States), Mar 15, 2011 11:14

We want to have as many people as possible who are capable of handling college material go to college. But sending somebody to college who isn't suited for it, may just end up turning a potentially great plumber, electrician, truck driver, secretary, or waitress into a useless liberal arts graduate. I think a far better use of ed funds would be to have some kind of apprenticeship program to provide job training in real skills for those that dont go to college. For example, pay plumbers or electricians for taking on apprentices to train. A lot of these highly skilled blue collar occupations are even more badly needed than engineers, and more badly needed than mediocre cultural anthropology or diversity studies majors.

I also agree that the real competitive advantage of the US is not college graduates, but great entrepreneurs, and that is the occupation our economic policy should be trying to foster. Unfortunately, that is the class that Obamas and the dem policies are doing their best to kill.

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Too bad fixing the economy isn't his priority [7 words]Jordan AMar 16, 2011 11:15
Colleges fear the poorly prepared freshmen [84 words]PJMar 16, 2011 11:05
To simply supply something that is not in demand is economically stupid [41 words]MarkMar 15, 2011 14:15
Quantity doesn't educate to quality. [56 words]Constitution FirstMar 15, 2011 13:40
a modest proposal [54 words]Daniel in BrooklineMar 15, 2011 13:22
RE: A modest proposal [9 words]Milo DundeeMar 15, 2011 15:19
Price Stability [83 words]Grayson HillMar 15, 2011 11:43
Really? [26 words]Barry DMar 15, 2011 11:40
printing diplomas and printing money [132 words]New Class TraitorMar 15, 2011 11:29
⇒ good article [170 words]richard40Mar 15, 2011 11:14
more credentials please [61 words]thomasMar 15, 2011 11:09
Graduates are not enough [93 words]Fred Van BennekomMar 14, 2011 17:29

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