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Thanks to the sky -- and we're skyrocketing cost of college and dismal prospects after graduation for jobs.
More high school students are skipping out on college altogether.
But is this the -- -- to make joining me now Charlie Kirk founder and executive director at turning point USA Charlie welcome back to ship to the show always.
Enjoy having you -- apparently this is a new trend people are deciding they're not gonna do college.
And frankly -- I have to tell you I don't think everybody should have always on college it's -- choice that you should make.
Conscious like what do you make of this and what kinds of options are people pursuing.
You're absolutely right and going back to the advent of college during the late 1960s.
When LBJ pass the higher education reform act.
Others its new ideology that everybody has to go to college and unfortunately.
College was never designed for that it wasn't designed for the masses it was designed for people that want to become lawyers doctors are CEOs.
And we now these kids that are sort of not go to college they're starting to still be able to go forth and their career and I think these kids -- certain -- across the country.
In this new trend they're still able to be successful even other non college and there are -- notion that if you're not in college not being educated and that's just not true.
-- won't come on I'm just gonna challenge John act as I know a lot of mom and dads out there he spent a lot of money sending their kids to college are saying today.
You have to go to school to get educated what other ways Charlie can you get educated.
Right well it's amazing now with the Internet you can get a liberal arts degree without ever leaving your house the online university trends going on in this country just actually amazing iconic had to meet you gonna -- -- dot com and you can learn more on that website and you can -- Our universities -- remember most of -- who.
-- before the first two years are being taught by a teacher's assistant united in the top by professor and now you can actually go online watch YouTube videos that are real professor teaching and giving -- -- discourse that and that's amazingly valuable.
The old brick and mortar school way of thinking is now.
Vanishing and these new entrepreneurial at school how he has a really coming to the senate.
Let's not vanishing unfortunately and fortunately at the average student loan debt is 20000 dollars people are still going.
And they're still opting to spend the box setting them behind for years and decades to come and Charlie as I often say you know kids.
Young people they decide to delay marriage delay having kids delayed buying a house because they're paying off this huge college debt.
But there are merging -- other ways of doing this like Peter -- he's got a program out there what do you make of that.
Yeah I was actually a semi finalists for the -- fellowship but I think what he's doing and many other organizations like this fantastic essential what they're doing.
Is they're getting a 100000 dollars to anybody under the age of twenty for twenty people on -- -- -- twenty that I can continue their entrepreneurial dream.
And it's amazing what they're doing because they're getting young people the confidence and the mentor network they need to be successful -- look at Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs.
There is successful not because they got a college degree.
But because they went to Silicon Valley they got the mentors they needed and some startup capital look what would the world be without apple and FaceBook right now.
It's amazing and these are often ignores that we're not successful because of a college degree the because amazingly development for networks.
You know the whole system now -- -- colleges and universities depend on more more people going every single year because now.
They face huge debt of their own if this sport to become a real trend.
Would it impact the bottom line of those institutions.
I hope so and unfortunately you look at the two sides there's a demand side but what's really fueling the college demand side.
Is that government is really pushing low interest loans for young people and that's that's -- the young people are able to get the capital they need.
To go to these colleges and institutions because until people want to stop going to college that's one thing.
But government is giving them the money that they need to be able to pay for the inflated tuition because if young people like all right I'm no longer gonna go I'm not gonna take a -- But if colleges if the government is pushing the loans it's it's -- there's two sides the equation and unfortunately it's government continues to push.
These low interest loans that the cut the rate at twist we'll continue to increase this college has no problem filling seats and electric pulse.
It's a feeding frenzy I think your absolutely right we just showed a graphic showing how the price -- -- our tuition is outpacing -- broader economic.
Inflation it -- it's just amazing -- Charley thanks for coming on tonight always good to see you appreciate your time.
Thank you for having me.
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