I was not contesting the fact that 27% of degree holders are working in fields unrelated to their degree. As well, I agree that there is a gap between college education and employment. These are facts, which I do believe in.
Additionally, I only chose to write “I don’t believe that students are getting degrees irrelevant to having a career” due to your original comment where you claimed “that isn’t people figuring out how their “passions fit into traditional careers”, it is people getting degrees that are irrelevant to having a career.” I responded based on the statement that you made.
However, I do not believe that degree holders working in fields that are unrelated to their studies is central to the problems that Rick and I were discussing in regards to college education and cost. What you are currently discussing is a separate issue that is important, yet unrelated to the original discussion.
That being said, I choose to only engage with individuals in a respectful and open-minded manner, and will only do so with those who will approach conversation in the same way. Being condescensing and patronizing is not a productive way to share ideas and opinions. I appreciate your perspective and thank you for sharing your comments, but I do not think we need to continue this discussion.