Why is it considered "alternative" to teach teenagers how to be high skilled laborers?

There's a major skills gap in the US at the same time there's high unemployment, where the highly skilled jobs in this country are going unfilled because kids are being taught that college is the key. Why do we teach our children that learning how to do a highly skilled job (master electrician, master carpenter, master plumber, etc.) is "lesser" than getting a BA in Sociology?

Asked By: pdooma - 9/26/2012
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What we need is more degrees in hard science, math, and engineering. Not sociology, and not master plumbers.
Answered By: Rockefeller Republican - 9/26/2012
Additional Answers (11)
Post about Romney and how he is going to win, please.
Answered By: Caribou "QUIT" Barbie™ - 9/26/2012
Unfortunately, that's the nature of our culture. Careers requiring a college education have always been held in higher esteem than manual labor jobs.
Answered By: tangerine - 9/26/2012
There is no skills gap in the US. It's just that greedy corporate pirates refuse to pay workers what they are worth to the corporation.
Answered By: Romney squats to p*e - 9/26/2012
college is not for everyone but there are still many programs that some colleges offer certain courses to TRAIN skill laborers, but with romney saying he will butcher education, let's see how far that will go.
Answered By: Amanda - 9/26/2012
Have you ever heard of calculus?
Answered By: Lenny The Strawman - 9/26/2012
It's because there's a social stigma here in the States about going to a trade school... More
Answered By: Henry - 9/26/2012
It's not families that teach that, it's the free market that teaches that. You don't graduate from trade school a master electrician, master carpenter or master plumber. You start out as a construction laborer where you'll be working like a dog for minimum wage... More
Answered By: The Inverted Nuthatch - 9/26/2012
LIBS want us to be subjugated subservient sheep.
Answered By: storm child - 9/26/2012
America is a service country now
Answered By: StephenG - 9/26/2012
It's not lesser. It's just not the traditionally funded general education provided by the government. Most school administrators think society is better if everyone knows a little about everything... More
Answered By: Misty - 9/26/2012
The idle rich sharks just love you !
Answered By: pietrodondango - 9/26/2012
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