College is a bad investment

Going to a four-year college today is a waste of time and money (“You Say You Want a Revolution,” The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, Dec. 21). That’s because students learn very little of practical use there while leaving them feel entitled. As a result, they graduate heavily in debt with no useful skills.

That’s a recipe for disaster.  Yet we persist in counseling everyone to attend college or face a bleak future.  I’ve long believed that college is not for everyone.  Most young people would be far better off learning a marketable skill coupled with an apprenticeship.

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