With 'a proper college course' you acquire information and skills, and show what you are capable of doing (these aspects will depend in part upon the level and the complexity of the course) - and these are variously transferrable and/or flag to other people what you are capable of doing. That some graduates end up doing entry level jobs, and many end up in fields than that of their course is not the course's 'fault.' What can you do with gold and silver (apart from teeth and technical purposes)? 184.108.40.206 (talk) 13:57, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
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Gold and silver, thank you very much, can be used as collateral for loans. Banks accept it and it's easier than applying for a loan when you have bad credit. Also it increases in value by the month. Yes, it's slow, but aren't all you college guys all about the patience for getting tons of money? Obviously college is a good idea, yes, many colleges offer very useful career training, but don't you think 40K a year for that education, per student may I add, is a little too much?? Is it worth it to gain career knowledge at the expense of paying off debt for the rest of your life? You're caught in a cycle, and one that really is emotionally and financially draining. Again, I'm still not saying work at McDonalds or waste all your money buying gold and silver grams. And the whole thing about being brainwashed from the sixth grade is actually true. My high school constantly pushed the idea of college right after high school! This was since 8th grade may I add. Every single class meeting or homeroom activity had at least something to do with "what are you going to do for a career? college is always there so totally join the college JOIN IT JUST F-ING JOIN IT!!" It wasn't actually that intense, but it I was able to take a step back and see what they were doing to me and my "moldable" mind. Plus, an associates "degree" is just two more years of lousy high school general education with extra work. Don't you get that over-training from trigonometry and calculus in your late teens? Seriously. All in all, college is over-expensive and I'm damn well sure it doesn't take those millions a year to keep the college intact. They don't say they're non-profit and my analysis is that most colleges are controlled by a few people each and gain millions a year and maybe just maybe grease the gears with a bit of green every once in a while. As people say, you've got to SPEND money to make money. I say go to community college and gain a degree that is just as valid as any other variety college. Just think about the people in life who weren't born with a silver spoon in their mouth and a scholarship fund from their tycoon parents, okay Mr. Know-It-All? Thanks for an enriching experience. :) — Unsigned, by: 220.127.116.11 / talk / contribs
A nuggets of truth
College textbooks are expensive for students. While college textbooks are expensive to make, the differences between different editions are very small. Despite this:
According to research by state PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups), the new price for each edition of the textbook is an average of 12 percent higher than the previous edition. In addition, when a new edition is released, both the new and used prices of the previous edition drop dramatically.
Would be to encourage people to enter the 'textbook publishing industry' - more competition means lower prices. But - I trust the Oxford English Dictionary/a textbook by Professor X of Well Established and Well Known University/a Haynes 'repair your car book' over somebody unknown?