all about anti-intellectualism
I wouldn't say that, I would say its about being practical for a majority of the young adults that graduate from HighSchool.
I wouldn't say College is bad, I would say its worthless in terms of getting work afterwards for a large segment of the population that goes, and at the end of it the poor sole owes a down payment for a house.
Its more efficient for person to goto a trade school and learn a skill that will get you along on the success sequence. 40% of those that attend college drop out, 61% of the remaining take longer than 4years to graduate.
There are certain degrees that are worthwhile, but a majority of them are worthless in terms of job prospects. Trade school jobs also tend not to be exportable, so there is a little more job security. Skilled trade can be very high income, going to flight school makes a great career as pilots are aging fast.
The whole idea that college is the only way to go has left a vacuum in the trades .... its would be wise today to exploit it, start your own business.
The more you make the more likely you went to college so why would people who are doing better have a worse view of college than someone who probably didn't even attend?
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Perhaps they see the cost vs reward. Just because you are making more, doesn't mean you don't owe more, or are in debt more. They also might be looking at their own child and thinking how much it will cost.
While only a HighSchool education isn't what I am promoting, there are solid alternatives to going to the College and wasting four years on a history degree and owing a down payment on a house.