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What is considered an average education these days?

In my youth it was getting your high school diploma. Has that changed and what is the life outlook for the highschool drop outs we still see today?

Asked By: redcoat7121 - 12/17/2006
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Increasingly, the "par" is a university degree. You're right; it used to be a High School diploma; but after WW II, sociologists discovered that there was a direct correlation between education and social advancement. After that, it became official policy in the industrialized nations to push for more education. The... More
Answered By: Jack - 12/17/2006
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A four-year college education. There is an exponential decline in the need for semi-skilled and unskilled labor, and skilled labor is predominantly service industry related. We are in a race to the bottom. Education is the only means we have of even coming close to what previous generations had forget about "getting... More
Answered By: Clearthinker - 12/17/2006
 
I think the average is 2 years of college but the expected is four or more.
Answered By: clashingtaco - 12/17/2006
 
Your average doctorate degree will get you an entry level position at McDonald's. That's where we're headed with all this competition.
Answered By: Chuck Dhue - 12/17/2006
 
An average education today is a high school diploma and at least 2 to 4 years in college. It really depends on what career the person wants to go into, but its very difficult at all these days to get any kind of stable career with no high school diploma...i dont even think mc donalds will accept you...in fact most high... More
Answered By: gabrielle - 12/17/2006
 
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