Grad education must go on

Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 9:01 AM
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    I'm on board with what you're saying Kelly. There's boundless irrefutable proof additional education beyond high school improves people not only on a monetary level, but also on a social/maturity level as well. How does that mix with Idaho's current economy though? Idaho has one of the largest service industry growth rates in our nation, due to the lack of professional positions in the workforce. Our educated young people are leaving and being replaced by retirees. No fault to the retirees of course, but it seems like Idaho isn't 'growing its own.' We're growing them, and they're leaving.

    Since service industry jobs traditionally don't require any/much education beyond high school, I feel like it's a tough sell to those youth that don't want to leave the community or state. They could spend tens of thousands on an education and leave the state, or they could get a job with benefits and stay close to their hometown. Seeing as most choose the path of least resistance, suggesting the prior is pretty tough. But despite all that, again I agree...high school isn't enough. Go to [more] school. And if there's no local jobs, be adventurous!

    -- Posted by Darksc8p on Sun, May 26, 2013, at 3:13 PM
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