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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote Sang Froid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 08 2013 at 6:37am
Originally posted by MizzAmirah MizzAmirah wrote:

Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

College isn't just about education ..

It's also about self discovery, identity formation, creating new bonds and life experiences

That being said, he'll effing yeah


And mastering a level of problem-solving skills, responsibility, and accountability.


Ehhh....to both of those.
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Hell f*ckin yeah!

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I plan on home schooling my kids for as long as they allow me lol

They can have the choice of going. If they want to go that badly, they can go. But I will not paint this picture and have them believe that a college education is essential for success and growth/development because I'd be lying to them. There's too many "educated" and unemployed fools out here with degrees. 

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Yes, but I would encourage them to be a part of the S.T.E.M category (science, technology, engineering, mathematics/medicine) and attend a community college. I will also teach them about money management and budgeting/preparing for college.

I wish someone sat down and talked to me about the real cost of attending college and if it's really worth it. I got lucky to get a job within my field of study.
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Originally posted by honeyb87 honeyb87 wrote:

Yes, but I would encourage them to be a part of the S.T.E.M category (science, technology, engineering, mathematics/medicine) and attend a community college. I will also teach them about money management and budgeting/preparing for college.

I wish someone sat down and talked to me about the real cost of attending college and if it's really worth it. I got lucky to get a job within my field of study.
this right here. You cant go wrong   
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And I wish some people would stop looking down on community colleges. I would have saved thousands had I attended one, and received the same type of education.

But I still love my HBCU.
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yes

i plan on raising them in a manner where they don't think not going is an option

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For me and my bro it is/was just kinda expected. Not Forced per say, just the only option. I never thought about anything else. 
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Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

 I'm not sure if higher education necessarily leads to upward social mobility in the United States. This article got me thinking. My SO is a skilled tradesman and has a much higher earning potential than I do. I honestly believe that vocational programs and skilled trades may pay more dividends than 4-year or advanced degree programs. I know we've had this discussion before, but I'm curious to see if the perception has changed.

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<p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; margin: 1em 0px; ">"Being Black, you are already at a disadvantage," Oluyinka Olutoye, an associate professor of pediatric surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, told the Houston Chronicle. "You really need to excel far above if you want to be considered for anything in this country."

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<p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; margin: 1em 0px; ">According to 2006 census data, 37 percent of Nigerians in the U.S. had bachelor's degrees, 17 percent held master's degrees and 4 percent had doctorates. In contrast, the same census data showed only 19 percent of white Americans had bachelor’s degrees, 8 percent held master’s degrees and only 1 percent held doctorates, the paper reports.

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<p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; margin: 1em 0px; ">"These are higher levels of educational attainment than were found in any other...community," Stephen Klineberg, a sociologist at Rice University who conducts the annual Houston Area Survey, told the paper.

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<p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; margin: 1em 0px; ">However, despite the strides in education made by many African immigrants, including Nigerian-Americans, discrimination still colors their prospects for employment. A study of 2010 employment data by the Economic Policy Institute showed that, across nationalities and ethnic groups, Black immigrants carried the highest unemployment rate of all foreign-born workers.

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<p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; margin: 1em 0px; ">In addition to cultural expectations about obtaining higher education, the paper reports that many African immigrants are more likely to pursue higher education as a means of maintaining their immigrant status in the U.S.

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<p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; margin: 1em 0px; ">"In a way, it's a Catch-22 — because of immigration laws you are forced to remain in school, but then the funny thing is you end up getting your doctorate at the age of 29," Amadu Jacky Kaba, an associate professor at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ, told the paper. "If you stay in school, immigration will leave you alone."

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Limalady, I agree with you. I see this topic discussed on the talk shows, on the radio and on the internet that a skilled trade pays way more than a degree, and my father preaches about this all the time. he always tells me that I should of gotten a vocational trade instead of a degree because a skilled trade pays way more.
In this day and age , If I have kids I don't know if I would tell them to go to college but if I did I would tell them to study something like computer science, teaching or business.
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I will encourage them to go the route that will help them become the most successful based on their individual styles of learning.

Edited by AshBash89 - Oct 08 2013 at 8:55am
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