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Old 04-04-2021, 08:59 AM
 
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What is the point of an NBA player who makes 10 million dollars a year (in salary alone) going back to completing their degree after leaving college to go to the NBA early?

Why would a woman who is 85 years old go back and finish her bachelors degree?

Education should not be a piece of paper that entitles you to a yearly income...
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Old 04-05-2021, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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What is the point of an NBA player who makes 10 million dollars a year (in salary alone) going back to completing their degree after leaving college to go to the NBA early?
The point is to set an example to young athletes that education is important. Or maybe the NBA star had made a promise to his Mom to finish college. Or the guy may want to "prove something" to himself or to anyone else. You never know.

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Why would a woman who is 85 years old go back and finish her bachelors degree?
Bucket list?

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Education should not be a piece of paper that entitles you to a yearly income...
Agreed. And a lot of kids who graduate college and struggle with student loans find that out the hard way.
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Old 04-05-2021, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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If you were as smart and informed as you claim to be, you wouldn't make such a statement. I'll play along. Please quantify your statement.
LOL did I strike a nerve? I'm sure you're plenty smart. This isn't a measuring contest.
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Old 04-08-2021, 03:08 PM
 
Location: S-E Michigan
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All of the Apprenticeship Programs that I know of require sufficient classroom study so that all graduating Journeymen have earned an Associate's Degree as well.
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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Yes, there are general benefits to becoming more educated, but it may be a waste of time.

You don't go to college just "to make more money." You can make more money in a ton of ways. If you want to be knowledgeable, just read. If you need some direction of where to start, syllabi are available online and you can find the bibliographies you need to become educated on any subject. Then go to your public library. It's free. However, college offers you "courses" by which you can fine-tune your education plan to get more results in less time. You pay for this service. Like a physical fitness trainer.

No, you go to college to target the job you want. You can't even apply for a whole host of jobs without college.

A side benefit of college, which used to be its main benefit when colleges were finishing schools, but is still important: is to gain the cultural cache of being part of the college educated class.

For example, at one apartment complex I lived in, both myself and my downstairs neighbor I hung out with had a crush on this cute girl who lived in the building across from us. Well, she was a college graduate, and was more interested in talking to me than my neighbor, who didn't go to college and was in-and-out of jobs. She and I had that cultural commonality of college to connect with. He was annoyed that she rejected him "because he wasn't book-smart." That probably wasn't the real reason, but I bought him a bottle of whiskey to share and we got over it.
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