Skipping College, Two Ways

This NYT Sunday Styles article is basically the opposite of “The Working Poor: A Booming Demographic,” a paper by UMass professor Jeannette Wicks-Lim we linked to last week.

The NYT is all, “Don’t go to college because you can get a high paying tech job or start your sick startup without it! Everyone is doing it!”

While Wicks-Lim is all, “Don’t go to college because it won’t help you get the jobs which are actually available, like elderly care and serving, and also you’ll be in a lot of debt that you’ll never repay no matter what and also like, okay you could maybe also go work at a startup or something but that is WINNING THE LOTTERY and that’s not going to happen because of math.”