We live in a society that pushes the get good grades, go to college, etc. The notion that 'higher learning' career choices are the only respected choices. It is really sad that tradesman, blue collar jobs, even stay-at-home-moms are devalued.
My oldest is 20 and the ultimate goal is a college degree. I have another child that will be in HS in the fall that at this time I can't see as college m More...
Not sure why it's all smooshed together. Sorry. - MeTimesThree
5.3 #10 2:46PM
@MeTimesThree, I'm so thankful that you shared this video. I think Mr. Rowe brings up a very important fact. Skilled labor is what this country was built on. Education is very important, but it does not dictate the success of an individual. Neither my husband or I have a college degree. I worked up until 3 years ago for a fantastic company from my home. My communication skills, work ethic, and computer skills afforded me that job for 7 years. When we decided, as a family, for me to stop working, we took nearly a 50% cut in our income. It was taking me away from my first and most important priority, teaching and raising our children. My husband is a jack of all trades. He works as a welder/fabricator and has worked on everything from Indy race cars to multi-million dollar homes. He makes a modest income and we sacrifice many things to live on one income. All that to say that I whole-heartily agree that a four year college education is not for everyone. I'm not knocking its importance, but there is a much greater need for well paid skilled workers. Knowing, using, and sharing a skill is something very honorable and I think it would serve our country well to remember that and pay accordingly.
Will I encourage my children to continue their education in college? Yes. But I will also be the first to help them find a tech school, or cheer them on as they start their own businesses.
Thank you again for bringing this up. I read it earlier today and its been on my mind. I wasn't able to watch the video until this evening. I hope you don't mind me sharing it. Can't wait to hear what others think. :) - 3John4
13.0 #4 8:54PM
Hi everyone. New to this lounge. I have been homeschooling for 15 years. Graduated my oldest in 2010. My other two are 6th and 8th grade.
Welcome!!! Yay, so excited to meet new people here!!! Wow, 15 years and a graduate!! We have been homeschooling for 10 years! We are two years away from our first graduate!! ;) I have 6 children, 5 of them being school aged! - MPCteachesher6
26.8 #1 12:11AM
Hi. Welcome to the lounge. It's nice to have experienced homeschool parents here. - Mrs.mouse
20.2 #2 1:11AM