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As the cost of college tuition rises and the national student loan debt crisis continues, making the case that attending a four-year college is a good investment is getting harder and harder, according to a PragerU video featuring Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA.
From government loans to impressive-sounding scholarships, paying for college sounds like no big deal. But then there’s interest on the loans (double the cost over time), which is a problem later on down the road students don’t always consider. On top of that, a quick glance at most of the majors offered and classes required can end up being a waste of time and money. Then after graduation, students are left with a bachelor’s degree that they can’t put to use paired with crippling debt.
But students—and parents—often believe that a four-year degree is the only ticket to a successful life. And while going to college can be a worthwhile pursuit, it’s not the right path for everyone nor is it the only path that leads to a well-paying and meaningful career.
So, how do we break this paradigm? According to Kirk, there are two solutions that will help us solve this fixation on four-year colleges as the be-all-end-all.
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