February 05, 2019

(WATCH) Ben Shapiro and Dave Ramsey: Is college a waste of time?

Rebel Staff

Dave Ramsey, finance guru and bestselling author of The Total Money Makeover, was Ben Shapiro’s guest on the Sunday Special. In this excerpt, they discuss whether college is, or is not, a waste of time.

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commented 2019-02-06 00:19:03 -0500
I’M a BUSINESS MAN:
I sell pencils down at the Mall’.
commented 2019-02-05 11:50:17 -0500
Most of my friends worked in fields that were completely unrelated to their degrees.

Most of the engineering first year programs teach less than a trade school, and as most engineers don’t go beyond a Batchelor degree, they are wasting taxpayer and their own funds.

Unfortunately, a degree of any sort is now considered the equivalent of a high school leaving certificate to most employers. Parents are still obsessed their their child being university educated and abhor the idea of a trade school.

For years everyone complained about how uneducated high school graduates were, now that same theory applies to most university graduates, and from my experience with modern students I agree.

My department had, about 30 years ago, ten to twenty exceptional students every year. When I retired, possibly one or two. Because of that, demands upon the students had dropped.