Think People

Douglas, GA

#1 Feb 3, 2013
We need our Governor to stand up and do this too. Stop funding the worthless colleges and burying the kids in debt paying for a worthless degree. Just because You Have Cash will accept a 1100 SAT score and hand your kid a $80,000.00 bill for four years does not mean they will get a job. Send them to a school that offers degrees in employable fields or send them to trade school.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/03/pat-...
The Jokes on You

Blairsville, GA

#2 Feb 3, 2013
Problem is, our society has been continually told that if you don't have a college degree then you are worthless. I actually had a high school counselor who said that her goal was to have 100% of our graduating class go to college. What? Maybe 100% should get some kind of further training in the career they want, but everyone go to college?
Don't get me wrong, college can be a valuable asset for society, but not everyone needs to go to college. Our society needs people to work in manufacturing plants, to repair our vehicles, to cook our food, etc. And all of those people and their careers (yes, I said careers) should be respected.
The idea that you need a college degree to be somebody is a belief that has been pushed on us for too long. It's just like the societal belief that we all need to live in huge houses, drive expensive SUVs and wear designer clothes.

Since: May 12

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#3 Feb 3, 2013
The Jokes on You wrote:
Problem is, our society has been continually told that if you don't have a college degree then you are worthless. I actually had a high school counselor who said that her goal was to have 100% of our graduating class go to college. What? Maybe 100% should get some kind of further training in the career they want, but everyone go to college?
Don't get me wrong, college can be a valuable asset for society, but not everyone needs to go to college. Our society needs people to work in manufacturing plants, to repair our vehicles, to cook our food, etc. And all of those people and their careers (yes, I said careers) should be respected.
The idea that you need a college degree to be somebody is a belief that has been pushed on us for too long. It's just like the societal belief that we all need to live in huge houses, drive expensive SUVs and wear designer clothes.
But if you have that college degree, you can get a job at Walmart.
The Jokes on You

Blairsville, GA

#4 Feb 3, 2013
turniptown wrote:
<quoted text>But if you have that college degree, you can get a job at Walmart.
I know you meant that in jest, and I actually got a chuckle out of it.

But the problem is that no one should be ashamed to work at Walmart or Ingles or anywhere else. We can't all be rich and sit behind a desk. Someone has to stock the shelves and ring up the sales.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#5 Feb 3, 2013
The Jokes on You wrote:
<quoted text>
I know you meant that in jest, and I actually got a chuckle out of it.
But the problem is that no one should be ashamed to work at Walmart or Ingles or anywhere else. We can't all be rich and sit behind a desk. Someone has to stock the shelves and ring up the sales.
I agree, but I actually know of people with degrees who are working in the produce section of local walmart.
The Jokes On You 2

Cumming, GA

#6 Feb 4, 2013
Hey...quick question: Where did you graduate from college?
The Jokes on You

Blairsville, GA

#7 Feb 4, 2013
The Jokes On You 2 wrote:
Hey...quick question: Where did you graduate from college?
YHC and Western Carolina. Why?
Truth

Jefferson, GA

#9 Feb 4, 2013
The Jokes on You wrote:
<quoted text>
YHC and Western Carolina. Why?
I understand your "Be True to your school' now. The fact is Most kids who attend a liberal arts school end up with a huge student loan bill and very few job opportunities. Those jobs they are qualified for pay under $35,000 per year which takes 15 years to pay off their loans. What bothers me is liberal arts schools keep turning out worthless degrees and some of those end up teaching other children worthless information. The circle of life, I guess.
If I had children I would encourage them to attend a school that taught an employable field. That might be a trade school. I read where carpenters, plumbers and electricians will be making over $75,000 per year on average in 2020 because of the shortage of skilled people in the trades.
The Jokes on You

Blairsville, GA

#10 Feb 4, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text> I understand your "Be True to your school' now. The fact is Most kids who attend a liberal arts school end up with a huge student loan bill and very few job opportunities. Those jobs they are qualified for pay under $35,000 per year which takes 15 years to pay off their loans. What bothers me is liberal arts schools keep turning out worthless degrees and some of those end up teaching other children worthless information. The circle of life, I guess.
If I had children I would encourage them to attend a school that taught an employable field. That might be a trade school. I read where carpenters, plumbers and electricians will be making over $75,000 per year on average in 2020 because of the shortage of skilled people in the trades.
Huh?? I never said "be true to your school," nor was I a cheerleaders for college. In fact most of my comments mirror what you just posted. Maybe some college courses would indeed help you - your reading comprehension seems a bit below average.
nor

Hiawassee, GA

#11 Feb 4, 2013
The Jokes on You wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh?? I never said "be true to your school," nor was I a cheerleaders for college. In fact most of my comments mirror what you just posted. Maybe some college courses would indeed help you - your reading comprehension seems a bit below average.
"nor was I a cheerleaders"? Your writing seems way below average, Freakboy.
Educashion

United States

#12 Feb 4, 2013
nor wrote:
<quoted text>
"nor was I a cheerleaders"? Your writing seems way below average, Freakboy.
Write much, "Dumbo"?
comment

United States

#13 Feb 12, 2013
The local college screwed up when they started playing local politics...They went from the high ground to the TC gutter.
olympic angels

Salt Lake City, UT

#14 Feb 12, 2013
comment wrote:
The local college screwed up when they started playing local politics...They went from the high ground to the TC gutter.
young harris college has always been involved in the corrucption of towns county all the way back to prof. adams.
zell miller also, theres so much corrupction that starts in towns county an winds up in the governors office to get covered up an swept under the rug.
Alumnus

Lithonia, GA

#15 Feb 18, 2013
olympic angels wrote:
<quoted text>
young harris college has always been involved in the corrucption of towns county all the way back to prof. adams.
zell miller also, theres so much corrupction that starts in towns county an winds up in the governors office to get covered up an swept under the rug.
Please provide an example or two about this corruption.
Shoes on the other foot

Blairsville, GA

#16 Feb 18, 2013
Alumnus wrote:
<quoted text>
Please provide an example or two about this corruption.
Please don't stir up the toothless wonder... it's best to let old, lazy sleeping dogs lie...
Sick of it

United States

#17 Feb 19, 2013
Think People wrote:
We need our Governor to stand up and do this too. Stop funding the worthless colleges and burying the kids in debt paying for a worthless degree. Just because You Have Cash will accept a 1100 SAT score and hand your kid a $80,000.00 bill for four years does not mean they will get a job. Send them to a school that offers degrees in employable fields or send them to trade school.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/03/pat-...
It looks like the Governor of NC might get his wish. Several Bills are now working their way through committee. I wish they would do it in Georgia. The problem in Georgia is nobody give a damn about education at any level. Cut off State funding for worthless degrees. Force the small Colleges to employ some Professors that teach something besides their liberal socialistic views. For many years Liberal Arts Colleges have been run by academic eggheads, who have no real world experience. They teach what they were taught or read. They lack common sense, experience and a sense of Reality.
If you let your child attend one of these diploma factories for more than two years of basic studies, you are wasting your money and their time. I think every college should be required to post the average starting salary of their graduates.
For the record, 1100 SAT is not required. I'm not sure there is a minimum if You Have Cash.
Alumnus

Lithonia, GA

#18 Feb 19, 2013
Sick of it wrote:
<quoted text>It looks like the Governor of NC might get his wish. Several Bills are now working their way through committee. I wish they would do it in Georgia. The problem in Georgia is nobody give a damn about education at any level. Cut off State funding for worthless degrees. Force the small Colleges to employ some Professors that teach something besides their liberal socialistic views. For many years Liberal Arts Colleges have been run by academic eggheads, who have no real world experience. They teach what they were taught or read. They lack common sense, experience and a sense of Reality.
If you let your child attend one of these diploma factories for more than two years of basic studies, you are wasting your money and their time. I think every college should be required to post the average starting salary of their graduates.
For the record, 1100 SAT is not required. I'm not sure there is a minimum if You Have Cash.
I feel confident that a review of your academic portfolio will show that you have never been enrolled at Young Harris. As such, I'm sure your authority on their academic quality is conjecture at best.

As I proposed earlier, I would love some examples.
Info

Dawsonville, GA

#20 Feb 21, 2013
Lots of dozer work going on above the slide area. Clearing more trees to increase the slide area. Bunch of retards following orders of a mad man.

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