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To College or Not to College? (A Long, LONG post)

I was going to get into a debate with a fellow Facebooker about the value of a college education, but I realized that I probably couldn't say what I wanted to say in the way I wanted to say it in a few comments. So--blog post!
There's a certain anti-intellectualism about the United States. But it seems to be getting a lot worse. The image that provoked me was here: http://mikerowe.com/2013/06/work-smart-not-hard/
Actually, it wasn't this image that started it all. There was a quote from Mike Rowe about not giving money to kids to go to college for jobs that don't exist. I didn't really want to promote his website, but despite a Google search of images, could not find the poster he was bitching about. This is the quote, but it's a different image: https://www.google.com/search?q=mike+rowe+quotes&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=xiQUUo6YJseqyQGaigE&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1282&bih=635#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=mIsT7SB9GdWzzM%3A%3BT_8DSKMZ…