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College is a rip-off
The cost of college is skyrocketing. Student debt has exceeded One Billion Dollars. Student have borrowed more to pay for their college eduction than they can reasonably expect to payback. "Voices of Debt" documentary is their voice. A warning, and a call for action about this crisis on the verge of national disaster. Don't Major in Debt. To help discover the best ways to pay for college or pay back your student debt, go to collegefinancecenter.org See more student debt stories and other videos by The Field at http://vimeo.com/thefield For more info about this video go to http://thefieldtv.com Thanks to: Mark Foster, Brody Bernheisel, Kevin Mead, Anna McCarthy, Rachel Globe, Dave Marcus, James Regan, Mike Siedlecki, Michael Porte
Hi! I am Dr. Bradley James Ridder, and this is a short presentation I made to give advice to curious young people who are trying to figure out a career for themselves. Bottom line: engineering! :) I have also written a short book on chemical engineering as a career path, geared towards high school students and recent high school graduates. $4.99 in Kindle, $9.99 in print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y2PNMRM/... My Amazon author page: https//www.amazon.com/author/bradleyridder
"If we are lending money that ostensibly we don't have to kids who have no hope of making it back in order to train them for jobs that clearly don't exist, I might suggest that we've gone around the bend a little bit," says TV personality Mike Rowe, best known as the longtime host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs. "There is a real disconnect in the way that we educate vis-a-vis the opportunities that are available. You have - right now - about 3 million jobs that can't be filled," he says, talking about openings in traditional trades ranging from construction to welding to plumbing. "Jobs that typically parents' don't sit down with their kids and say, 'Look, if all goes well, this is what you are going to do.'" Rowe, who once sang for the Baltimore Opera and worked as an on-air pitchman for QVC, worries that traditional K-12 education demonizes blue-collar fields that pay well and are begging for workers while insisting that everyone get a college degree. He stesses that he's "got nothing against college" but believes it's a huge mistake to push everyone in the same direction regardless of interest or ability. Between Mike Rowe Foundation and Profoundly Disconnected, a venture between Rowe and the heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Rowe is hoping both to help people find new careers and publicize what he calls "the diploma dilemma." Rowe recently sat down with Reason's Nick Gillespie to discuss his bad experience with a high school guidance counselor (3:20), why he provides scholarships based on work ethic (6:57), the problem with taxpayer-supported college loans (8:40), why America demonizes dirty jobs (11:32), the happiest day of his life (13:14), why following your passion is terrible advice (17:05), why it's so hard to hire good people (21:04), the hidden cost of regulatory compliance (23:16), the problem with Obama's promise to create shovel ready jobs (33:05), efficiency versus effectiveness (34:17), and life after Dirty Jobs (38:24). Aprrox. 41 minutes. Cameras by Meredith Bragg and Joshua Swain. Edited by Bragg. Visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/12/13/dirty-jobs-mike-rowe-on-the-high-cost-of for full text, links, and downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube Channel to receive automatic updates when new material goes live.
http://www.bridgewater.edu/careerservices Find out how important GPAs, the GREs and other entrance exams are when applying to graduate school.
Why you should not automatically assume college or grad school is as wise as conventional wisdom would have you believe. Also, why govt should require each college to prominently post on its websitet an externally audited report card on itself