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No.  I love education, and I believe you should pursue the highest level of education available for your field.  I would rather observe my children for their strengths, weaknesses, and interests and nurture their potential as a child.
Say for instance, my child loves cooking, and they express a strong interest in art, I would rather invest my money sending them to France or Italy to train with a well-known chef, than spending my money on math tutors.  Executive chefs are well respected and make a great income, so why delay your child's success pushing them to do something they are not good at? 
 
Further, I absolutely hate meeting adults who think that all there is to life is a 9-5 to job with a slight hope of promotion.  There is so much out there other than working in an office.  I'm not saying there is anything wrong with aspiring for that (I am doing the same to an extent) but I just think you close yourself off to so many opportunities when all you deem as success is working in an office.
 
Also, if my kids didn't get a 4-year degree, I would do my best to expose them to some of the things they may miss out on because of that, such as networking or socializing with like-minded people.
 
Last, not going to college doesn't mean you don't have to strive or work hard.  Its not an excuse for mediocrity.  I don't care what you do, just do it well and give it your all.  Be successful.
 
Oh, and woohoo for Nigerians!


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oh no doubt

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Ofc, everyone in my family except my mom has gone to college.
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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:

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.


yep too many still think a BA alone in any field = big bucks


Yes, people need to research the field that they choose to major in before getting into an immense amount of debt.
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college doesn't really teach you much more than to read, write and regurgitate information. Unless you are STEM or go for an advanced degree.

vocational schools teach you a skill that can be put into practice asap.


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yes and I will encourage them to attend one of my alma maters (lol).
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i'll encourage my kids to ride round and get it.

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they can do that in college.

wait, ride around and get what?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote uppitynegroid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 08 2013 at 2:26pm
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

they can do that in college.

wait, ride around and get what?
 
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