People don’t tend to sit on the fence when it comes to their opinions about going to College or University after high school. Ironically, most people believe that finishing high school is a good idea. A college grad is the modern equivalent to a high school grad thirty years (or so) ago.
If you are unsure of reasons why people (you, your kids, or grandkids) should not go to post secondary school, let me outline them for you.
And then I’ll offer a brief rebuttal list.
Here are a list of reasons most people give against post secondary school (and a few of my own).
Any of those resonate with you?
Many of these points are hard to argue against. And I say this as someone with a PhD who has administered and taught in Universities for the better part of my professional career.
However, if this is your view of university, I think you are missing a big part of the picture.
Here is a list in support of post secondary school. It requires you to think of schooling as a life experience rather than a means to an end.
Most of the objections to University/College in the ‘con’ list refer to people going to business school by business people. While I wish I had taken business classes in University, I can easily learn accounting on YouTube.
I could never have got what I did without attending University and putting in the effort to participate while I was there.
So what should you take away from these lists?
Clearly you need to be selective and critical. There are bad schools and good schools, bad programs and good programs, etc.
One thing if for sure; investing in your education will (almost) always be a worthwhile investment.
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