I wanted my son to go to college, but he choose law school to become a cop.<br />
He's happy, I'm happy, the world has a really good cop!
I don't have children, but I am a child, and yes, my parents encourage me to go, and yes, I'm definitely going. Will it be worth the time and money? Only time will tell. The system's changing from knowledge ba<x>sed to creativity ba<x>sed, so a degree may not prove to be what it has been in the past.
Yes, manual labor will still have it's place alongside intellectual labor, but I'm going to go intellectual. What I meant by knowledge based vs. creativity based, is that with the internet, well, you'll be able to learn anything you need to know as you go throughout your life. It seems to me that ideas will matter more than skills, though you definitely need to be able to execute ideas.
Yes. Still waiting to see the final results---she's taking classes towards a Masters now
My son wanted to go to college .. and we did encourage him for sure.<br />
He became a US Naval Officer by graduating from college and also enrolling in the NROTC program there. It was a great experience that led to a wonderful career.<br />
He attended a highly accredited State University and earned scholarships that paid for a big portion of his tuition. We paid for his housing. He graduated with no student loans. (Years later, he returned to college to complete his Master's Degree.)<br />
Going to college isn't right for everyone .. but getting some type of continuing education after high school is almost necessary to be competitive in today's job market. It can be a great investment in your future.
Thanks for the BA and the opportunity to brag about my son! :)