Here's something that really bugs me:I'm not just picking on Barack Obama, although he's the most recent high-profile person I've heard say everyone should get to go to college. If everyone goes to college, what degree would he suggest would prepare people for a life's work flipping burgers or mopping floors? Or working at the car wash? Or cleaning swimming pools?
I'm not knocking any of these professions. On the contrary, there is good money to be made in any service field where one is willing to work hard and put in the time. The truth is, though, that nothing I learned in college prepared me for the work I am doing today. Right after high school, I got a job with the postal service and in my 20s I was making at least $40,000/year with no college education.
Hey! I wonder if the post office would take me back?