I chuckle every time I read one of these articles regarding women being only
part of what they could be unless they have a college education. I know of many
women without degrees who are articulate, involved in the community, have high
self esteem and are outstanding mothers/women. It is not difficult to be a self
learner in our society. Many women are smart enough to study and read on their
own without paying the $ for a college degree. One of my relatives makes more
money without a college degree than most graduates. This is just another
advertisement to recruit customers for local colleges. The only reason I
completed my college degree is because it was a benefit connected to my husbands
employment. I am not willing to spend the $ just so I can work for a company to
make more money to pay higher taxes. Women need to learn how to analyze their
situation economically and emotionally before they are talked into attending
college. College is not an automatic way to financial bliss. Higher income
does not always equate into a higher quality of life.
What about the boys? These issues pertain to them as well. College enrollment
for girls is increasing, but for the boys it's decreasing. I am a female
college graduate and I had plenty of support. Our boys get none and our society
will pay a price if we don't start providing equal opportunity for boys and
girls to advance and succeed.
No stats within the article. I'm wondering if in Utah it's a worse job
with women or a better job with men than elsewhere in the US.
@ sallyI'm sorry, but I bet you would never say such a thing about
your husband's education, or your son's. It is attitudes like this
that harm the young women of Utah. I sure hope they didn't make you a YW
president with an attitude like that!