>>25670587 In general, just tell them the truth: learning a trade will serve many of them far more than getting a 4-year degree.
The top students from each high school in each field should be encouraged to pursue higher education, even in art and other liberal nonsense, to preserve the university's role in concentrating highly skilled and highly motivated young adults.
The challenge will be in encouraging the not-top students to be consumers of quality literature, music, and to develop an understanding of scientific thought and most importantly: critical thinking. The emphasis should move away from learning SOH-CAH-TOA for use in everyday life, and more towards appreciating the thought that developed it, and how to use similar reasoning in day-to-day life.
High schools should also work closely with local trade schools and community colleges with specialty programs in nursing, welding, machinery, etc. to get students interested about a trade and learning it before they graduate.
I really don't think we need to encourage students NOT to go to college if they're told the truth. The problem currently is that schools are rated by how many students they send to college, and all students are told to pursue college degrees, when they really shouldn't. That's the real problem.
>>25670719 >>25670683 college is a fucking scam, there isn't anything in college that couldn't teach yourself , the only use a degree is a sort of certificate of qualification for a job. but unless you're at the top 10% of your class it doesn't really work that will for that. University is really just a pyramid scheme.
High school should really be teaching useful life skills instead of the useless stuff that is taught. Think about it, 13 years of forced schooling and you're still expected to go another 4 years or more beyond that?
You'd have to sever the connection between school and social mobility. Anything that could reduce the influence of academics would improve society, but that's easier said than done. Harvard's endowment is larger than the GDP of some countries. How do you fight against that?
>>25670587 >have bachelors in petroleum engineering >literally made 120k pounds after taxes straight after graduation because daddy has been working for 20 years in the same company in their account department >currently making 210k pounds in BP oil THANKS DADDY
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