9 How much education does a young Christian need in order to respect these Bible principles and meet his Christian obligations?This varies from country to country. By and large, however, it seems that the general trend in many lands is that the level of schooling required to earn decent wages is now higher than it was a few years ago. Reports received from branches of the Watch Tower Society in different parts of the world indicate that in many places it is difficult to find jobs with decent wages after completing simply the minimum schooling required by law or in some countries even after finishing secondary or high school.
I think this was the paragraph that changed things in the witnesses minds back then. This was all it took. What does that mean? It means a higher education is what dubs REALLY thought was the best advise in the first place.....and they jumped on it like ants on candy.
Even though the article stressed higher education as a "means to and end"..... meaning 'use this higher education somehow in the furtherance of Jehovahs work as soon as possible' ....99% of the dubs rather used this opportunity to better THEMSELVES(eg; better cars, houses, investments, etc.
How many dubs do you know who went to college, got a good paying job, then managed to pioneer somehow?