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Fri., Nov. 8, 2013, 1:15 p.m.

IFF: Not Every Kid Belongs In College

Whenever I hear someone intone about the poor state of things in not receiving a higher education, it reminds me of John Blutasrsky (John Belushi) in the movie “Animal House” upon learning he was about to be expelled: “Seven years of college down the drain,” he said, adding that he might as well join the Peace Corps. It’s possible that no one else has the nerve to say this, but I do: I disagree with the newly minted goal, embraced by the governor’s education reform task force, that 60 percent of Idahoans should have an advanced degree or certificate by 2020. It’s not that I have a problem with college/Wayne Hoffman, Idaho Freedom Foundation. More here.

Question: Do you agree with Wayne Hoffman/Idaho Freedom Foundation that a solid minority of high school graduates don't belong in higher education?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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