Republicans Are Increasingly Skeptical Of Higher Education. This Is Bad For All Of Us.
Ryan Huber

There are several issues.

First the cost of higher education is exorbitant. If it weren’t for the blessing of a partner with a home to sell, I’d still have my student loans from a BS and MA while I’m preparing my youngest to have the same burden. You can’t get enough means sometimes to live within your means.

Second, I don’t buy that every job requires a four-year degree. My day care worker didn’t need to analyze Pope or Shakespeare to change my child’s diapers; my garbage collector doesn’t need geometry, statistics, or integral calculus to get my trash to a landfill or incinerator.

We have to get better as a culture about identifying children’s interests young enough to give them what they need before they leave high school unless they’re looking at being doctors, lawyers, teachers, scientific researchers…

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