College for job training makes sense

Purists criticize students who go to college as a venue for job training (“The Key to Success in College Is So Simple It’s Almost Never Mentioned,” The New York Times, Jan 3).  They argue that careerism closes their minds to learning things not directly related.

That’s easy when debt is not a factor.  But students today realize that they have to make choices about how to spend their dollars.  They correctly know that the humanities will not help them pay the bills.

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