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Too true, Tom. A college education is great. I wouldn't trade mine for anything. But, college isn't for everyone. As you point out, there are good paying, middle-class jobs in all kinds of trades and professions that don't require a college degree. Our public education is designed to funnel students to college, but does a poor job of preparing students for something other than college. Our state (and nation) now has a shortage of plumbers, electricians, heavy equipment operators, machinists, carpenters, welders, and all the other "infrastructure" jobs that make modern life possible. This labor crisis will only become more acute as the boomers retire. How about them?
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