romothesavior wrote:These articles are actually not helpful at all because they are so easy for prospective students to write off. Journalists should be spending more time on the T1 and T2 grads (like that WSJ article on the unemployed NW students) so that maybe the point gets drilled home a little better. But I doubt it would even help.
I agree. The problem with journalists is that they are out of touch with the reality of the situation so they unwittingly pick the most unsympathetic subjects to write about. I'm not interested in Mike Wallerstein, who took out loans to go on vacation in Europe, and now is whining that his Thomas Jefferson degree wasn't worth shit when he took it to NYC. He's a victim of his own stupidity, nothing more.
Our generation has been raised to believe that education is the answer. Well, it isn't for everyone. Not everyone should go to college. Many would have been better off had they just started working out of high school. No one wants to come out and say "hey, maybe this woman in this article should never have gone to college, period." Not EVERYONE can be MVP, ya know? It's just reality, it's just math.