Education for the Working Man

I have a strong affinity for those who are often referred to as the “working class.” Many of the best qualities of American culture came from working class individuals of the 17th and 18th centuries. Many of them were educated, but they were working class, nonetheless. One of the recent champions of the working class is Mike Rowe, on his television show Dirty Jobs and elsewhere. On his Facebook page today, he posted a brief commentary on an article in the Wall Street Journal  that discusses whether everyone should attend universities. It makes a strong case for vocational-technical schools and community colleges. Here’s the link: http://www.wsj.com/articles/clinton-should-listen-to-kaine-on-vocational-schools-1470698401. It’s worth a read.