It appears that young folks are paying attention to the wisdom of Mike Rowe, the American television host who has highlighted the benefits and importance of trade schools and blue-collar work – he has also made headlines for poking fun at man-babies and so-called Starbucks shelters.
"What Gen Z Learned From Millennials: Skip College" https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01- ... ip-collegeOver the last decade or so, the college experience has turned into a circus. At Evergreen College, the inmates ran the asylum. The University of Missouri staff requested “some muscle over here” to suppress journalists. Harvard University has turned into a politically correct institution. What do all these places of higher learning have in common? They’re losing money, whether it’s from fewer donations or tumbling enrollment.
Not only are these places of higher learning metastasizing into leftist indoctrination centers, their rates for graduates obtaining employment are putrid. And parents and students are realizing this.
I skipped college and got electronics education in High School.
My oldest step-daughter got her Fine Arts degree and has crushing student debt. She's a blues singer and telemarketer.
My youngest step-daughter skipped college initially, worked, then got an Associates Degree which she self-funded. Not yet 30 she owns her own home. In her job she reports directly to the CEO and COO and manages about 5-6 people. Her employer has a dedicated career coach for her.
Fortunately for my first daughter the indoctrination didn't work. What she did get from college, a BFA and debt, do more to harm her than if she'd just gone to work. She'd still be a singer but without the undischargable debt.