Monday, November 28, 2011

Higher education vs. something useful

There's an interesting discussion over at Instapundit about the relative values of higher education and learning a trade such as plumbing.  It's a rambling discussion that starts with the decision of the Chinese government to reduce subsidies to students studying for degrees in fields not particularly valued by the private sector, and ends with practical advice on why, how, and where to become trained in a skilled trade.