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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    That to me doesn't make any sense.

    It said that in 2006 (I couldn't get the 2007 table to open)
    only 27% of Americans had a bachelors degree or higher.

    Working in academia it is hard for me to imagine that. I really don't mean to sound like an "elitist snob" I just did not realize the number was that low! They must all live here!

    How many people on here do NOT have a bachelors degree?

    Does anyone know of any figures that contest this data?
     

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I don't have any degrees.
     
  3. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Some college, dental assisting degree.
     
  4. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

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    This is but one reason why all education should be free. Especially for girls.
     
  5. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    I have an aa degree almost a BA
     
  6. I'm one class away from getting my AA degree (at 34 years old). DH has a 4 year degree.
     
  7. Judymae

    Judymae Songster

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    No college degree here. I was lucky to finish high school since money was soooo short in my family. My senior year in highschool I worked 45 hours a week at a special ed learning center. College was not even thought of.

    But my kids already have college savings accounts. They will have no choice but to go. Whether they want to or not!!!
     

  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    I don't find it shocking at all. I also don't count a higher education as that much of an advantage in many ways either. I also don't think those in education are the movers and shakers of the world. Education is one thing. Knowledge and wisdom are another.

    My step-father was a self made man. Third grade education raised on a dirt poor farm in rural Georgia. He died a millionaire many times over.

    Unless you know what to do with it an education means nothing more than the paper the diploma is printed on.
     
  9. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Quote:Especially for girls???
     
  10. cackle

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    I only finished 1 year of college. I have been in banking for over 25 years and I am a manager. So I guess my experience made up for the degree.
     
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