1958 high school students debating college and education

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13 May 2019, 10:06 pm

I thought this was a trip. I also wonder what they'd think if they knew what college tuition and debt would become in 50 to 60 years - likely the guy in the corner would feel pretty vindicated.


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14 May 2019, 3:39 am

The societal gender norms of the period are on display here.


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14 May 2019, 4:56 am

Before home computers & internet.

It's much easier now to hear about, and read about occupations.


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14 May 2019, 6:11 am

LoveNotHate wrote:
Before home computers & internet.

It's much easier now to hear about, and read about occupations.

Heck, I even missed out. I floundered around in my 20's (early to mid 2000's) trying to figure out what I wanted to do. Just five or ten years later Youtube was filled with vloggers from any profession who could tell you all about it.


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14 May 2019, 9:00 am

4:07 - "You can be a doctor, you can be a lawyer, you can be a journalist, you can even be a teacher."

What a joke it would be to put journalist alongside those professions today. Don't forget the respect that profession used to carry.



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14 May 2019, 10:19 am

Drake wrote:
4:07 - "You can be a doctor, you can be a lawyer, you can be a journalist, you can even be a teacher."

What a joke it would be to put journalist alongside those professions today. Don't forget the respect that profession used to carry.

Even the doctors and teachers are often disrespected today. In those days whatever the doctor or teacher said was rarely questioned. Nowadays the helicopter parents run the schools and the insurance companies and lawyers run the medical profession.


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16 May 2019, 10:25 pm

I was just watching this video on Sunday. It was very interesting to see what kids thought of a college education back than. I found the video very educational and informative.


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16 May 2019, 10:26 pm

ASPartOfMe wrote:
The societal gender norms of the period are on display here.


I would have hated being around back in those days.


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16 May 2019, 10:40 pm

Thank you for posting!
I especially enjoyed the facilitator and the woman to his right, who was defending Liberal Arts.


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16 May 2019, 10:50 pm

I'd figure most of them are probably still alive as well, 78 pushing 79. It would be interesting to see how they'd critique some of the thoughts that went around in this discussion.


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16 May 2019, 11:16 pm

I believe the thoughts are all quite relevant today.


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