In today’s world a bachelor’s degree doesn’t mean a lot. That is unfortunate.
The reason this is the case is because college, degrees, masters and PhD, letters after your name… it’s all a big scam. People pay big money to get all these fancy degrees and then spend the rest of their lives paying off the debt. It’s a deceitful fraud and honestly it is just another symptom of an already sick society that we are a part of.
There, I said it. Now somebody try and dispute it with reason, logic and facts.
The fact that Businesses like yours Jim still require people to have a piece of paper that says they know what they are doing is the reason that these degrees are so important, even the useless ones.
Not saying it is right, but that is the facts… Business wants to see that stupid piece of paper.
I will also agree that some kids go way into debt to get that piece of paper. However, have you ever asked people why they do it? Having a son in law that was a lifetime student (in college for over 10 years, 5 BA’s and one Masters), I often asked him why? his answer was that he was still trying to figure out what his “calling” was (ended up be a nurse and loving it).
The scam in my mind is not having the degrees, it is the Government and Banking industries that entice these kids of going into debt to get a degree without really telling them what happens “Afterwards”.
Then you have Universities (including BYU) that raises the tuition costs to the point that if a kid wants to go to college the only chance they have is to go into debt to do it.
All five of my kids got degrees, different ways (on-line, in person, etc.), only one of them went into debt to get the degree they wanted. It is possible to not go into debt, but it is not for the faint hearted to do it that way.
BTW, I only have a two-year degree (AAS), I was lucky because I backed door my way into find success without having a BA degree.
This conversation reminds me of the lawyer that had a plumbing leak at his home. He calls a plumber who comes and fixes it in 10 minutes and hands him a bill for $100. The lawyer says “$100! For 10 minutes work?! That’s $600 an hour! I’m a lawyer and I don’t make $600 an hour!” The plumber says “I know! I didn’t make $600 an hour when I was a lawyer either!”
It’s interesting that today there are more women getting college degrees than men. Also, the colleges are filling impressionable young adults whose brains are still not fully developed full of liberal, socialist, woke damaging ideas.
Reminds me of the lawyer who called a plumber to fix a pipe leak. It took the plumber 10 minutes and charged the lawyer $100. The lawyer complained that, that’s $600/hr! The lawyer said he doesn’t even charge $600/hr. The plumber looked at him and said "when he was a lawyer he didn’t charge $600/hr. either!
Yep! And, Biden wants to forgive student loans. Imagine how that will drive up costs as well.
You have a A$$ degree? Thought so. Well, I have one in Police Science as well. Never used it. Got a Physical Education BA degree at BYU. Never used it. Ended up teaching Algebra and Geometry at a private Catholic school for 16 years. They never checked to see if I had a Math degree and wondered why I didn’t want to teach trig or Calculus.
The second year I taught there, a guy that I graduated high school with taught for one year there, math as well. He left and ended up being head director of one of those private for profit schools here locally. He got his degree from a papermill. He’s the type of brilliant mind that could have been your surgeon without a medical degree from a real medical school.