July 30, 2002

College is a waste of time…

Paul Vitello, of Newsday, reports that President Bush made the following statement about the reauthorization of the 1996 “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act

18 Responses

  1. Thomas 

    College is a waste of time and money. It is nothing more than a scam. After enduring 4-6 years of sitting in classrooms learning about 14th-century French artists, graduates still must compete for the same entry-level jobs as everyone else. You are going to end up doing exactly what your father or mother did/does for a living. Do not fall for the romantic myth of “going to college and bettering oneself”.

  2. Thomas 

    College is a waste of time and money. It is nothing more than a scam. After enduring 4-6 years of sitting in classrooms learning about 14th-century French artists, graduates still must compete for the same entry-level jobs as everyone else. You are going to end up doing exactly what your father or mother did/does for a living. Do not fall for the romantic myth of “going to college and bettering oneself”.

  3. Seth 

    BAD STATISTICS:

    Notice that the statistics showing how great college is for your income potential are provided by an organization that makes its living selling student loans. They operate on the principle that there is a sucker born every minute.

    The current college and DSL program is most likely the biggest fraud of all time.

  4. Anonymous 

    college is a total waste of a person’s life and money. It is a mental institution with brats, homosexuals, and crazy losers.

  5. Tim 

    Going to college was the biggest mistake I ever made. After four and a half years of calculus, chemistry and physiscs I am applying for the same dead end jobs I was appling for before I went. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT YOU KNOW, IT IS WHO YOU KNOW. Unless you go to an upper crust school that has networking opps, your degree is worthless. Colleges should not hold a patent on education. I could have learned the essentials of the above mentioned subjects on my own. Why should you pay for some jadded and outdated Phd to spoonfeed you endless theory? You get paid to produce. If you are looking to make money go to a trade school, you will learn real hands on skills that will make you worth something.

  6. Randy LeJeune 

    College is a total waste of time and money. It’s just a big money-making racket that will put you into debt without giving you any real results. If you go, use it to build your networking prospects. Your academic performance and major are of no real value.

  7. I agree. I went for a year and droped out. I could not take the BS. now i cut grass and do landscapping and last year I made $138,000.00 last summer with it. I am in the process of buying my 1st 3 family house to rent out. If I was still in school I would be worth nothing and have a big dept. College is like an oxycontin or crack addiction It costs lots of money and in the end you never moved up in life and you are still with your parents. Hey atleast in 4 years from now ill be $400,000.00 richer and my 3 family home should go up in value $150,000.00 Thank and god bless

  8. John 

    More and more people will wake up to the fraud college is as they get tired of paying through the nose for it.

    There is a bright future on the horizon.

  9. Anonymous 

    That girls an idiot. Stupid college students waste their parents’ money to drink on weekends and go to school on weekdays. They have nothing to live for but to party on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. Parents need to make those gay kids pay for their own school if that’s what they’re going to be doing. Plus, college doesn’t mean anything to anyone. Employers only want a degree because it’s basically a requirement. College students don’t realize this and when they get out of there they find a crappy job and whine about how they thought they’d be somebody. We live in a world where CREAM (you should know what it means) and that’s all our parents teach us. In conlusion, get a life college students or get wasted, because in the end your just wasting your time.

  10. Christine 

    After seven years of college (BA degree, MA degree, teaching credential), I can only state, sadly, that college is a fraud, a money-making scam that sells its idealized, romanticized pulp that, in reality, is of no more use than the information contained in the National Enquirer. After all of this work, my job prospects are no better than they were when I had only a high-school diploma. I strongly advise those who have a keen business sense and/or who are headstrong to AVOID college. Figure out which industry you would like to work in, and then go for it. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME IN COLLEGE! In college, you will find that the ONLY thing that matters is who you know. Regardless of your grades, your honors, and your awards, if you do not know (or please) the right individuals, you will not get anywhere.

    Save your money, save your time. But, if you must go to college, do so with the knowledge that: the purpose of college is to allow the colleges and money-lenders to profit from your ignorance. Guard your resources (financial and otherwise) and go to college only if you have absolutely no career alternatives.

  11. Gladiator 

    all the above coments are true these people are all very wise they must have real life experience unlike the make believe experience a college thinks it can sell you. i believe that these colleges and universities are actually destroying the foundation of this country through their liberal way of thinking and their left wing teachings. The college I attended openlly promoted homosexuality experimental drug use and many more unamerican thoughts and ideas. Some of these so called doctors and professors that inhabit these institutions should be put in a rubber room. Those who cannot do teach. One of my professors comended and admired a 20 year old classmate of mine who made 3,000 dollars a week selling crack in his housing project. These colleges and universities are just another governmental/corporation that have been put in place and promoted by the government, to steal our money and correct or direct our way of thinking and becoming good little sheepl.

  12. Peter 

    i to thought college was a big scam and waste of time and money. I agree with most of the comments i read i especially enjoyed the one posted by the Gladiator obviouslly a very wise individual. ps i did go on to finish law school and had a pretty lucrative practice going for a few years. I now own a sucessful property managment company and do not practice law any longer. i attribute most of my sucess to the real life experience i gained as a landscape contractor years ago not to my 125,000 dollar formal education.

  13. Anonymous 

    Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
    Joseph Stalin
    think about that we are being taught a whole new way of thinking.

  14. Anonymous 

    Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
    William Hazlitt

  15. Earl Disgruntled 

    Four and a half years in college + membership in two elite honor societies + graduating Summa Cum Laude + having the highest GPA in my entire graduating class = still looking for a friggin’ job.

    Don’t bother with college unless you plan on working towards a professional degree (i.e., a medical degree, law degree, or graduate degree in engineering). Undergraduate programs (particularly in Business Admin, Marketing, Management, etc) are very nearly worthless because Universities probably churn out 20 degrees for every 1 actual related job opening, and you probably won’t be the one to get it.

    After 5 months of looking, I find myself applying for the same 19-25k a year jobs as the average high school graduate, and not getting hired because I spent my college years studying rather than gaining work experience. Yay me.

  16. Kevin 

    Don’t think that even medical school or law school will make you rich. Since I was considering becoming a lawyer, I talked with a few actual lawyers, and what they told me was pretty grim. Basically, they said that there are too many lawyers in this country (Really, look in the yellow pages and the hundreds if not thousands of lawyers you see)so it’s practically impossible to start your own practice. And, if you start your own practice, you charge your clients what they can pay. If you think about it, the only areas in which lawyers are going to be in high demand are lower class areas because usually there are more crimes there. I’d imagine that people in those areas are not going to be able to pay 500 dollars an hour and tens of thousands of dollars when they are sued.
    Basically, if you choose to go to college, and then go to medical or law school what will happen to you is this: You’ll have hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans to repay and will only be making less than 43 thou a year as a lawyer starting at a medium sized practice, and probably a little over 50 thou a year as a doctor at a hospital. Really, even if you’re making 100,000 a year (which would only happen if you were hired by a top law firm) it would still take a very long time to pay off your student loans.
    The fact is, YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO GET RICH WORKING FOR ANOTHER PERSON. Think about it. If you own a company, law firm, hospital, whatever, to keep your expenses as low as possible you’re going to pay the people working for you as little as you can no matter how hard they work or how much they try to please you.
    If you want money, you want to start thinking about starting up your own business… Now, let’s be practical… Being a fashion designer/interior designer/acupuncturist/consulting firm in a middle class area, where most people can’t afford to drive anything better than a chevy isn’t going to work out. And, if you choose to start one up in a much richer area the competition is going to be more intense, so just don’t go that route. If you want money, you want to start thinking about starting up a strip club, a night club, or something along those lines.

  17. The Big D 

    I agree with college being a waste of time and money. I earned a degree in Business Administration over 3 years ago and although I’m still looking I have yet to land a job related to my studies. The 1st job I got after college was selling vacuum cleaners door to door. I quit that after a few months. I now work in the same job like my parents which only requires a high school diploma. I can’t afford my own car and still live at home. You’re better off putting the money you will use to pay for college to better use like opening up your own business.

  18. Anonymous 

    Where were you people before I went to college?! I wish I never went. I graduated this May with a degree in professional writing. I was a good writer before I went to college, so they didn’t really “teach” me anything. I learned alot of general education shit that I could have taught myself.

    I realized early on that my professors were stupid aging liberal hippy douche bags, but I stuck it out. They were morons. But I paid these people’s salaries, so who’s really the dumb one? I can’t find a job, and owe a shit load of money. My university gave me no real career placement assistance, only vague hints.

    Now I find out that my degree is worthless, especially in the current job market, and that networking and ass-kissing are the only ways I’ll find a job. I’m not really a people person or a suck up, so it’s looking rough.

    I’m thinking of becoming an electrician. I have a friend who’s making a killing doing that. I was the first person in my family to go to college. I’m not so proud of that fact anymore.

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