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Old 10-01-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I do love this city, but this statistic didn't surprise me...SA made the bottom ten of large metros with the lowest percentage of college grads...



While our neighbors to the north made #6 on the list with college degrees!



Source = America's Smartest Cities

Sad.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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We've all known this for a while. Before the bashing begins I want to add that the city is aware of the issue as well. Check this out:

Café College to open doors to higher ed
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well I tell ya...coming from NY...and having " degrees" it really amounts to a hill of beans. If you have a skill that is needed, it is much more useful than the excessive education that is offered today.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Leaburg, Or
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I was told that the problem is that high schoolers can make more selling drugs than getting a diploma in high school and going to college. This was quoted by a teacher.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I was told that the problem is that high schoolers can make more selling drugs than getting a diploma in high school and going to college. This was quoted by a teacher.
I doubt that every single teenager is becoming a pusher. I expect there are MANY more problems than that, including no family history of college attendance, no knowledge of how to get into college, no clue as to how one would pay for college, etc., etc.

I would expect that choosing drug pushing as a career path isn't the number one reason for a kid not going to college.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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Default A hill of beans,

Bachelor of arts,BBA, we are the most recession proof city in the U.S.A.
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Well I tell ya...coming from NY...and having " degrees" it really amounts to a hill of beans. If you have a skill that is needed, it is much more useful than the excessive education that is offered today.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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What cracks me up are the quasi "professionals" who think they can take their $1.50 high school education and even begin to understand and perform my job duties that I acquired through my education and 20 years of business experience.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Well I tell ya...coming from NY...and having " degrees" it really amounts to a hill of beans. If you have a skill that is needed, it is much more useful than the excessive education that is offered today.
Right. I usually hear that from people who don't have degrees...

On average, a person with a Master's degree earns $31,900 more per year than a high school graduate—a difference of as much as 105%!

Here's the data that supports that statement, released by the last U.S. Census Bureau (Average Annual Earnings by Level of Education). Specifically, on average annual salaries by degree were...

A Professional Degree = $109,600
Doctoral Degree = $89,400
Master's Degree= $62,300
Bachelor's Degree = $52,200
Associate's Degree = $38,200
Some College = $36,800
High School Graduate = $30,400
Some High School = $23,400

So over the average person's professional career (40 years), that equates to...

Professional Degree = $4.4M
Doctoral Degree = $3.4M
Master's Degree = $2.5M
Bachelor's Degree = $2.1M
Associate's Degree = $1.6M

So go ahead and tell me again how degrees are worthless...
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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So I guess this means SA has one of the highest ranked populations when it comes to common sense and logic
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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While I think that college is definitely beneficial, my wealthiest clients don't have degrees. Started businesses and worked their tail off. Getting a degree doesn't amount to too much these days. Those that are successful are those willing to work their tails off, degree or not.
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