Allowing students to choose between an academic and a practical education is one way to improve the education system.

Yes, I can agree with this. After all, higher education is still a business, so forcing students into that one "mold" generates more tuition, more fees for textbooks, more financial aid loans, more interest and so on. A liberal arts degree is probably not the wisest choice for most young people to take in terms of becoming marketable.

Believe me, I was not born overly privileged. I had a part-time job all the way through senior year of high school. I had a lot of fun in college, but my degree has nothing to do with my present job. Even today I am still paying back on the last lingering amount of my financial aid debt! smile

In retrospect I wish I would have studied something more practical.
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