The Facts

Has ‘Book Sense’ Marginalized Common Sense?

Don’t miss the latest blog article from our friends at Bridging America’s Gap:

For several decades, the United States education system has promoted a college education as the only avenue leading to success in life. However, the average college student too often ends up working in a field that does not require a college education and yet is saddled with more than $30,000 in student loan debt. Have we fallen victim to an education system that has focused on ‘book sense at the expense of common sense?’

There was a time when students learned about a broader range of career opportunities that also included the trade skills, but today, unless they have a family member or close friend involved in those industries, they likely have no awareness of the great opportunities and lifestyle a career in a trade skill industry can bring them

Our higher education system has dropped the ball when it comes to empowering young people with tangible skills that serve them for a lifetime and help them to be meaningful participants in our economy. Fortunately, there’s a solution that’s anything but out of reach.

Click here to read the full story at Bridging America’s Gap.

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