Is going to college the best choice for students?

Victor Joecks

For some, certainly. For others, no.

"More people need to realize that you don't have to get a four-year degree to be successful," says Steven Eilers, who went through an automotive program and then continued his education by getting a paying job as an apprentice in a car-repair center. He's making good money, and he has zero student-loan debt.

This matters to Nevada, because as you may have noticed, higher education funding and its purpose have become topics of considerable debate.

Final note:

Self-serving college presidents and politicians should drop the scam. Higher enrollments and government loan programs may be good for them, but they are making lots of our kids miserable and poor. For many, the good life can be lived without college.