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Mon Oct 22, 2018, 09:36 PM

Do people still think it's not important to have an actual degree to be eligible to run for potus?

Not one your name or parents bought you.

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Reply Do people still think it's not important to have an actual degree to be eligible to run for potus? (Original post)
onecaliberal Oct 2018 OP
stopbush Oct 2018 #1
Guppy Oct 2018 #4
stopbush Oct 2018 #7
Guppy Oct 2018 #8
stopbush Oct 2018 #9
Guppy Oct 2018 #10
stopbush Oct 2018 #11
Guppy Oct 2018 #12
Paka Oct 2018 #6
panader0 Oct 2018 #2
alwaysinasnit Oct 2018 #5
Voltaire2 Oct 2018 #3

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 09:41 PM

1. About 1/3rd of Americans have a college degree.

I donít view a college degree as saying much about a personís intelligence. All it says is that they could afford to buy one or were willing to go into severe debt to get one...or that their parents bought it for them.

BTW - almost every professional football player has a college degree, while very few professional baseball players have a degree.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 09:58 PM

4. I think it says one thing

 

it says you can finish a task.
In the old days college wasn't so expensive.

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Response to Guppy (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 10:16 PM

7. Not saying much, finishing a task.

Most people have thousands of opportunities in their lives to finish a task. What makes finishing the task of a college degree different or special? The cost? The debt? Doesnít getting a high school degree already show you can finish a task when it comes to education?

A medical degree is one thing. A theology degree is another.

And how about putting your line on the life in the armed services? Certainly when it comes to ďfinishing a task,Ē that rates a lot higher than getting a college degree.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 10:19 PM

8. 4 year task many people can't finish it

 

that is why many never finish. No one is making you do it.

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Response to Guppy (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 10:23 PM

9. I'd guess that a lack of money is one of the main reasons people

abandon their pursuit of a college degree. Many have college debts and need to get a job before they can finish. Of course, if youíre wealthy, thatís not an issue.

And I donít see how the task being 4 years adds any weight to the task. BFD.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 10:40 PM

10. stop it

 

I had no money and I finished. I even went back to finish it. Many people just can't see the bigger picture. One of my son's friends was really smart and his parents were paying yet he dropped out. In later years you diminish your earning potential.

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Response to Guppy (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 10:50 PM

11. The fact remains that two-thirds of Americans don't have a college degree.

And the fact is that our country doesnít have the capacity to offer more than a third of the people the opportunity to go to college. Colleges are already over crowded. Here in CA, the average student canít finish a degree in 4 years because they canít get their required courses due to overcrowding. Itís a real problem.

If half the population tried to go to college the system would probably collapse.

Holding up completing a college degree as some measure of a personís worth in such a reality is elitist.

As far as future earnings, I know plenty of college grads who are dirt poor, and I know a couple of non-degreed people who have no problem earning 6-figure salaries. Go figure.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 11:01 PM

12. It is not elitist

 

I am proud I have my degree and one of my best traits is my determination and I have been earning a six figure salary for many years. I own my business and I cold call top companies. College taught me to communicate.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 10:08 PM

6. Or if you are old enough...

you were willing to work part time and Summers to pay for it. That was possible back 100 years ago. And well worth the effort.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 09:59 PM

5. +1000

If legal permanent residents are required to pass it in order to become a US citizen, then at the very least, the occupant of the White House should be required to do so.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 09:50 PM

3. Huh what no, there is no degree requirement

nor should there be.

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