I'm always surprised by the number of parents/teachers who push students in going to college. The school district I sub for had a college week a month ago where teachers wore shirts and jerseys from the school they went to. The teachers in the classrooms or right outside the classrooms has their degree. The teachers will also have inside their classroom little signs like "college is your future", etc. However, as someone who has had a bunch of low paying jobs after college, do these teachers and principals not get the idea that you can have a 40,000+ piece of paper and be waiting tables, or working at some god forsaken retail store like Walmart making 9 dollars an hour? Why do teachers and parents push kids to go to college? I think teachers/parents/counselors need to educate kids better about college and how sometimes it doesn't work out for people who graduate. Take a look at the problems we're having right now. You can have a bachelors, masters, or a phd and not have a job, or take on a job at Starbucks or being a janitor.