My girls are far past college age. Both graduated from a fine Christian university. My grandkids are several years from college age, the oldest is the closest, only four or five years away. I have as of late been thinking about college.
With the state of colleges these days, liberal think-tanks (see below), why would a conservative parent want to immerse their teenager into that domain?
In a recent Pew Research Center study, Americans with college degrees are to the left of of the majority of Americans who lack a college degree. Among those with graduate education of some form (not even a graduate), 31 percent hold consistently liberal positions based on an analysis of their opinions about the role and performance of government, social issues, the environment and other topics. Another 23 percent hold mostly liberal positions. Only 10 percent hold consistently conservative positions, and 17 percent hold mostly conservative positions.
Is college all it is cracked up to be? Perhaps conservative parents should attempt to discover another route? Online degrees are available from places like Liberty University, Moody Bible Institute (my alma mater), and others. Perhaps a high school graduate should be encouraged to go to work after high school, learn a trade, find something that interests them and work in that field, earning money while taking online courses? While I do not have to make the choice, I pray for those parents who do.
What are your thoughts?