I anticipate that one day, kids with marginally useful degrees and heavy loan burdens after attending expensive schools will be complaining as follows:
Well, I never had an opportunity to work with my hands! I mean, I wanted to weld and do contracting work! But my mom and dad kept sending me to polo camp and diversity training! I never got to hang drywall or clean up vomit or work on pipes because dang it, I was at Camp Climatechange learning about environmental sustainability! I didn’t understand that my degree from my lovely college with the shaded lawns wouldn’t give me a career! I wouldn’t have gone there if I knew! Is it too late to enroll in a Blue Collar Multidisciplinary Studies program? Come on, I studied Spanish in Spain! Can I at least cut somebody’s grass?
They will be petted and coddled while the president establishes programs to bring equity to the educational system so that the poor, downtrodden, and highly educated can move into career fields where jobs abound, as work in LGBT studies or sociology remains unavailable.
At that point, I suspect we’ll hear that everyone in America has a right to a vocational education, just as they currently seem to have a right to a college education.
I only hope that when it does, my young friend from church isn’t the CEO of a large welding interest. If he is, he’ll be demonized and taxed into oblivion for daring to work in a field with promise. Heaven forbid he should subvert the paradigm of the entitled by doing something of tangible value.
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