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 Student Loan 'Forgiveness'?
Packetcap 2k posts, incept 2021-07-23
2022-05-01 23:24:44

Back in the late 1980's, before I graduated from High School, there was already a big push for college.

Thinking back to all the stuff in school, outside of school, etc, here are the things I NEVER heard:

- how to determine if your chosen major is Worth It
- does your chosen profession require college and what is the best degree
- How to create a loan payback schedule and calculate interest (if needed)
- How to get done in four years (if possible)
- how to verify if your classes are high quality, and what to do if they're not
- how to have your shit together so you make it through everything
- are the people around you pushing you into college doing it for their interests, or yours?
- alternatives to the four year college degree
- what to do if you don't know where you are in life

Overall the "you must go to college" marketing is absolutely brutal to the point that it should be considered child abuse. The schools themselves employ a lot of bad teachers, I remember I had a class or two where the "professor" could barely speak english and acknowledged it when the class began. My father taught at a University of California system school, and he had friends there that had to teach, but didn't like teaching at all. Did those students get their $ worth in the class? Doubt it.

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