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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Most jobs (and most of them are good and honorable jobs) do not require college.
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  • Most jobs (and most of them are good and honorable jobs) do not require college.
    Be a police officer, firefighter, EMT, deliver the mail. Learn a trade on the job and be a plumber, electrician, mason, auto mechanic. Be a Realtor, sell cars or drive a truck. These jobs require training but do not require four years of college.
    My comments relate to the front-page story concerning low college enrollment. Only about 20-25 percent of adults have a college degree. That doesn't make the rest of the population less.
    Granted, if you want to be an accountant, teacher or nurse you will need a college degree. However, there is nothing wrong with the non-college jobs just mentioned.
    Let's remember college is very expensive, requires a 3.0 GPA or better, and some grads pick a degree that isn't job-friendly (i.e., sociology). Also, for anyone who remembers their freshman year in college, a number of kids spend their first year majoring in partying!
    My comments are only meant to put college in perspective — not everyone needs to go to college.
    I was a high school teacher, so I have a degree. However, I was restrained in telling students that they have to go to college. — John Horning, Grants Pass
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