You have it backwards about Education, no system is perfect but none the less one that gives you the opportunity to progress is a good start. Pre GFC in 2008 most of the brain drain was going into the financial sector because this is where the big money was to be made. However it turned out to be one big fraud and there was a heavy price to pay for that. Had half of those been given the same opportunity to build roads and bridges the country would have been far better off.<quoted text>
No. That young man's life is ruined because he believed the liberal's Big Lie about education. From the very first day of first grade he was told that education was the ticket to the good life. They have posters on the doors of school rooms that tell kids if they drop out of high school they will make X amount of money, if they graduate they will make X plus Y more, if they go to college and get a degree they will make so many more times what they will make if they have only a high school diploma. Can't afford to pay for it? "No problem," the smiling liberal says. "Borrow the money and get that magic piece of paper. It's the ticket that you have to have and once you've got it it will pay for itself."
It's a lie, because truth be told the educational system is geared to turn out more graduates at every level and in every field than the economy can produce jobs for them to do.
Education in itself is not a licence to print money but it gives you the tools to analyse and make sound judgement when needed to not only progress in life but succeed as well. As most of the global warming deniers "the ones with the loudest voices" either in the media or bloggers. Not one of them has a science based degree yet speak like they know something everyone else doesn't. Having the skills to dig holes in the ground is one thing but to work out how this black stuff got there in the first place and where it goes afterwards is quite another.