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Should All Students go to college

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Started: 1/15/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Yes all students should go to college because everyone deserves to have a great education which will lead to many positive choices in life. A student will have a variety of good opportunities to choose from, instead of having to take a job just to have a paycheck.


This was not a very defenable resolution.

There are many fine good people out there, who are simply not academically oriented.

There is nothing wrong with them, it's just not their thing.

They likely have other good qualities & talent's, & should utilize those unique gifts that they do have, rather than running after a diploma which they likely won't get. & which will likely leave them frustrated, broke, & depressed.
Know thy self, if you think you have what it takes, give it your best shot, & even if you don't make it, you have made a rational decision & gave it your best shot. But if a person has the integrity, & self awareness to realize "This is not my thing", Bravo, search inside yourself, to find what is your thing.

For example some entertainers & athletes wouldn't have been able to get through college.
They utilized the talents which they did have, & earned/accomplished much more than most people graduating ivy league. (I think that's unfortunate, but that's the way it is.)

Some people are inelegant but aren't fit for college for other reasons.
Steve Jobs had always been an intelligent and innovative thinker, but his youth was riddled with frustrations over formal schooling.

I'm not saying no one should go to college, but I think it's over rated.

Here are some stats:

I found an entire list of college dropout Billionaires:

They include; Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Lawrence Ellison, Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Ralph Lauren, Michael Dell, ty warner, Sheldon Adelson, Ted Turner, & more.
Aug 5, 2009 – Of last year's Forbes 400, at least 46 billionaires did not have a college degree.


“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”
- Albert Einstein

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
Albert Einstein

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it”
Albert Einstein quotes

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

“If I had learned education, I would not have had time to learn anything else.” - Cornelius Vanderbilt

Here are some more links:

& I'll end off with a really cute clip. I love this kid:
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