College not for everyone

February 14, 2012 • Dear Editor

Dear Editor:
Only about 15 percent of high school graduates should/could go to college, which is counter to Obama’s thinking that 100 percent should go. There are thousands of college graduates who are working in [auth] fast-food joints and as grocery sackers.

The trade unions are desperate for interns to learn how to do plumbing, electrical work and carpentry, and all of us absolutely want and need competent people to fix the broken stuff in our homes, not college grads.

Item: a lot of other countries shunt non-performers from the grade they failed, to some physical career, rather than “socially” promoting them to the next grade. Good idea, so it weeds out the students who are just not suitable for advancing in the school system, and it supplies people for the trades.

Dave Swink

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