I mostly try to keep the peace here in my house and don’t point out the JW BS as much as I used to. But I have a hard time dealing with stupid, lies, or people that harm or put children at risk. I found something that encompasses all three elements on my kitchen table.
My wife just happened to leave her notebook (or someone’s that she borrowed) around with something that caught my eye. I’m not sure if it was from a public talk, or the circus assembly, but my eyes focused on the subheading: Higher Education, with the words: “don’t be fooled by the MYTH” written underneath.
It was obviously a bash-higher-education-fest of some type, and that pushed my buttons.
I quickly wrote a little something up, printed it out and pointing to what was written on the open page. I handed it to her saying, honey you really have to stop challenging me on stuff like this, walked out of the room and went outside to play with the dog. When I returned the notebook and the paper I had written were gone. J
Now that I re-read my own words, I do see some technical errors, however errors and all it is a lot closer to fact then what was being espoused at the bash-higher-education-fest. I should have done the work and researched at the government BoLS to get the latest figures, mine are from January I believe, and the figure for the high schooled educated unemployed I cited is actually an aggregate figure which includes a smaller sample of other groups too, however it is statistically weighted something on the order of an 80% percent sample to the group I was talking about. That said, it’s pretty close.
The Value of Higher Education is no Myth!
Unemployment rate among workers with a college degree of BS/BA or higher reached 3.1 percent. Average unemployment rate of the high school educated person reached 6.7 percent, double that of a college educated persons, and the average rate of unemployment for people without even a high school diploma reached a new high of 10.5 percent.
Salary of a college educated person verses a high school graduate is nearly double, and almost triple that of a person without even a high school diploma. A college educated person will earn on average $500,000 to $1,000,000 more over their high school educated counterparts during the span of their working careers. One million dollars extra in income, double the ability to keep and maintain employment makes higher education a very rewarding investment.
Sometimes it’s fun to destroy the credibility of the faithless and decrepit slave-bugger.