I didn’t go to college. My mbff didn’t go to college. My fbff DID go to college, and received a bachelor’s degree in education.
I am a stay at home mom, living comfortably in a four bedroom/two bath home. Mbff is living quite well in his spacious home, working for a popular technological company. Fbff is also a stay at home mom, after working as an adjunct professor for several years.
I think what I am trying to say is, education is important. To a certain extent. You don’t need more than a high school education to find a profession and live comfortably, AND having a degree doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be happy in the career path that your degree is for.
More than a college education, I think we should be giving our children a “real life” education. We, as a society, need to be educated about race, gender, mental, and lifestyle differences. I am sick of the ignorance that is running rampant around me. We need to teach our children how to keep track of a checking account. We need to teach our children how to fight, both verbally and physically (because there are some real assholes out there). We need to teach our children how to change a tire, change the oil, and other basic vehicle maintenance.
Education is important, but the right kind of education. The type of knowledge that will make our children grow to be positive and productive members of our society.