Before the Viet Nam war only the upper middle class and rich went onto college for the most part, the students of the working poor went on to trade school or straight to work from High School.
The Viet Nam War changed that forever. At first it was a way out of the war and draft now has become the standard the Norm for most. The most brilliant of student did not go on to higher education, the war had put and end to that forever.Today a High School diploma is nothing more than an attendance certificate. 25 years ago a college education costs around $40,000 for 4 years today it’s that much per year. Ex or former graduated Students are defaulting on their student loans & they can never pay them back. People’s credit is being ruined for life , something is wrong with this system .Its lopsided the only ones befitting for the most part are the colleges. How sad let us all wake up and see it for what it really is college is a merely a business for the owners and stock holders of the college nothing more.Don’t let anyone tell you that ”I’m going to college for an education”…BULLSH-T. they’re going for a piece of paper… A BA,an MA , A PHD,your lucky if when you graduate that if you’ll get a JOB.