You have seen the commercials on TV. The trade school that promised a lucrative career. What they do not tell you is that many of these schools saddle the applicants with debt loads they can not pay and jobs that pay just above minimum wage. The ones in the culinary art area are far and away the most notorious.
The sad part is that these schools are feeding on people who are at rock bottom. Of guess who pays for these scams..... the tax payer via student loans. We need accountability in government and reform in all educational outlays.
I want to take the story of a childhood friend. I grew up with this friend and indeed he was a talented artist. He went to a State university and did get a fine arts degree with impressive grades.His degree qualified him to do nothing.
Unlike many fine arts students my friend is a gifted writer and has other skills. Still in twenty five years of moving from entry level job to job has gotten him nowhere. The liberal arts base provided no significant job skills.
The truth is that students are more employable after an acounting class than by reading Marx, Menchu and Chomsky. However, the folks at big education do not want to discuss the cushy jobs
and lousy product of our system.
The trade schools is a great start but what is a sociology major really equipped to do.
This was a question I had with an actual grad student and mounds of debt. He was a nice enough
sort who is lost in the train wreck of an economy. Of course the student had no idea, but none of us ever know what the future holds.