Getting a college degree is not truly necessary and employers should stop requiring them for most jobs.
Most jobs that require a college degree only do so because so many people go to college nowadays and employers just use it as an easy way of discriminating in-favor of the "motivated". You don’t really need a college agree to be a city clerk or a salesperson or even a software developer.
Among my circles the common question is "where did you go to college?" not "did you go to college?"
yes, a degree from a good school proves that you’re smart and can be a good ticket. But other than that, how essential is college? — especially if it is not from one of the most prestigious schools?
most things you learn in college you could learn on your own, or by taking a class or a seminar, or by joining a study group … or just by reading a book or looking it up on the Internet …
yes, college is essential if you want to be a professor and it is necessary if you want to go to grad school (though I would agree that most masters degrees are unnecessary as well)
the college experience is very important in developing people socially and increasing maturity — and also helping increase our drinking skills. But that is only true for the more elite 4-year universities — not commuter schools where most people get their degrees. couldn’t two years of national community service be much better for most people?
skills are important to learn: nursing, mechanics, dry wall, sales, putting together my computer, writing … all those things would give people a much better living then the typical college degree does
best education I ever got was the training I got on a summer job I had right after my senior year in high school. I went door to door for the environment asking for money. I learned how to make a sale in 6 seconds. You can’t learn that at no college … we don’t need no education …
There is a typo in the title. Is that supposed to be “ironical”?
Yes because they teach spelling in college.
I’d take anyone with people skills with or without a degree.
That was true,most companies look forward on what School you graduated. They add more factor on School than the achievements of certain students.
People who do not have college degrees seem to have an inferiority complex. I guess if you do not have a college degree you can compare yourself to Bill Gates, after all he is a genius and so are you.
Well said !!! I guess sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction !!! But sometimes the degree is little necessary, because when you apply for the multi-national company so they strictly require your resume and documents . . . . .
I totally agree with the above comment…!