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Honorary School Counselor Michelle
Obama: ´College Is for Everyone´

Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/2/2014 9:23:50 PM

Higher education is no longer just for kids in the top quarter or the top half of the class. College is for everyone," First lady Michelle Obama told a gathering of school counselors in Florida on Tuesday. "Every student in this country needs some higher education, whether that´s two-year degree, a four-year degree, or professional training of some sort." Mrs. Obama went to the annual meeting of the American School Counselor Association in Florida to thank counselors for taking on a demanding job without the resources necessary to meet the challenges. They, in turn, made her an honorary school counselor.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 7/2/2014 9:30:04 PM     (No. 9908991)

Sorry, but both Mr. & Mrs. 0bama have demonstrated that they are uneducable.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/2/2014 9:33:00 PM     (No. 9908992)

Sorry, Moochy, it is not for everyone.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: southron, 7/2/2014 9:37:36 PM     (No. 9908995)

College is not for everyone! In fact, many of today´s college students should be attending trade schools to learn works skills! Graduates from today´s colleges, and they will graduate whether they can make passing grades or not, will flounder helplessly about and end up on government hand outs.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 7/2/2014 9:44:45 PM     (No. 9908999)

HUGE, HUGE, HUGE lie from a HUGE liar. College most certainly isn´t for everyone. In fact, for many it is a complete waste of time since their desires, talents, and needs lie elsewhere.

But then, for someone who has never had a passion for anything but destruction, what does she know.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Megrits, 7/2/2014 9:44:49 PM     (No. 9909000)

Why even bother? You won´t get a job. I feel very, very sorry for young people. They don´t know it yet, but their futures are very bleak, thanks to the squatters in our White House.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: WAN2, 7/2/2014 9:47:43 PM     (No. 9909002)

A citizenry aware of free market capitalism would come to realize that, by and large, college is vastly over-rated and over-priced.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 7/2/2014 9:49:11 PM     (No. 9909003)

College is nothing more than uber High School.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 7/2/2014 9:58:13 PM     (No. 9909010)

About five years ago my daughter attended a "medical assistant" trade school using her husband´s GI bill. Out of a dozen students in her class she was the only one who graduated. She ended up working for a cardiologist who ended up ending his practice because of Obamacare, but she is still working for him at a university hospital with state benefits.

The other people in her class were there for the entitlements. That is what this is all about.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 7/2/2014 10:18:41 PM     (No. 9909028)

I think John Ratzenberger might beg to differ. The country also needs skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen. Skills that cannot be outsourced.

As a college grad, I still appreciate and respect those who skillfully work with their hands. We all work together to make America happen. There is dignity in all work.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nimby, 7/2/2014 10:22:10 PM     (No. 9909032)

With a degree in basket weaving, they will never have a job

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kate318, 7/2/2014 10:23:01 PM     (No. 9909033)

I work part-time as a teaching assistant at local university, and I can assure you, Ms. Mooch, that not only is college NOT for everyone, it is not for most of today´s youth. (Sorry about the double negatives.)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fayebeck, 7/2/2014 10:27:11 PM     (No. 9909038)

These young obama voters and others will never know what a vacation is.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Scout Finch, 7/2/2014 10:40:52 PM     (No. 9909054)

College education is nothing more than a liberal money laundering system.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/2/2014 10:46:22 PM     (No. 9909065)

As long as you take out a big student loan, you can be anyone, right Mooch ?

A day without MOOoochelle would be ´like´ a relief.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 7/2/2014 10:47:20 PM     (No. 9909069)

Evita´s - OOPS I mean Michelle´s - assertion can be made true, by changing the definition of ´college´

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Globalwarmer, 7/2/2014 10:59:11 PM     (No. 9909082)

If everybody has a college degree, they become worthless. It´s close to that now.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: grady, 7/2/2014 11:29:08 PM     (No. 9909110)

If you´re a white male with a GPA of 5.0
Good luck. They only look at Minorities with 3.5 or less.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bison65, 7/3/2014 2:39:17 AM     (No. 9909195)

If you want proof that Michelle Obama is nearly illiterate read Dinesh D´Souza´s critique of her "senior honors thesis". She is able to "wreak havoc" on the English language in just one sentence. She also is quoted as saying she did not have the grades to get into Princeton. Oops somehow got accepted anyway. Wonder how...I guess everyone can go to college so long as the acceptance officials use the percutaneous method of selection.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: harper, 7/3/2014 3:10:21 AM     (No. 9909198)

"College" is progressive-speak for something that outwardly resembles a place of higher learning but in fact serves to house unemployable communists, absorb and waste unbelievable amounts of tax money and mass produce non-thinking uneducated droids that are indoctrinated with love for a failed and evil government model: communism.

So, yes, from a progressive point of view everyone needs to go to College.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/3/2014 5:17:59 AM     (No. 9909221)

Sorry Wookie, but higher education for all is nothing more than a pathway for universities to raise tuition and pay their libtard indoctrination professors more money than they´re worth, while the poor smuck student gets a 3rd world education and a lifetime of drudgery to pay for it.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/3/2014 5:56:02 AM     (No. 9909249)

What did our country do to get saddled with this wookie?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mathman, 7/3/2014 8:28:35 AM     (No. 9909401)

Michelle is wrong. Bookish nerds like me have much to gain from college. Many young people will gain nothing. College provides a base for thinking. If you don´t think already, college will not help.
Unfortunately our "high schools" have abandoned vocational training, such as typing, sewing, cooking, auto shop, hairdressing, and so on. Each of these is a skill which provides employment. You can make $100,000 a year as an auto technician! Strict egalatarianism brought this about, as working with one´s hands was demeaning and racist. I am an adjunct at a local community college. Their most successful branch is automobile technology!
Clearly Michelle gained nothing from College. She probably couldn´t think when she went in, and she can´t think now.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ok state mom, 7/3/2014 8:48:21 AM     (No. 9909430)

The headline is a bit off as Michelle does allude to 2 year degrees "or professional training of some sort" indicating she does not really know of what she speaks.

Not until vocational track programs in high school receive the same status as college tract programs will these programs excel. The easy FAFSA money has downgraded the integrity of these programs as another poster remarked.

I´m including a link to the 2011 Harvard Graduate School of Education Study "Pathway to Prosperity" for anyone wanting an interesting read on what IS lacking and needed for the future. It worth downloading and reading .... even if it is from Harvard. You will be pleasantly surprised. http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news_events/features/2011/Pathways_to_Prosperity_Feb2011.pdf

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ok state mom, 7/3/2014 8:57:18 AM     (No. 9909456)

This is a true story from my hometown. Bare with me as it is over 50 years old...showing things do not change.

In the 1960´s the local TV repairman arrives at his former senior English teacher´s home to repair her TV. Mrs. Wilson was notorious as a demanding teaching and known to mentally break some of the best students. The TV repairman did well in her class and she remembered him fondly.

As he was repairing the TV Mrs. Wilson expressed her remorse that he had not gone on to college and made something of himself.

To which and to her surprise he remarked, "Mrs. Wilson, you haven´t gotten my bill yet!".

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