pretty provocative statement recently:The New York Times Style section posed this
"College," the illustration went, "Is For Suckers."
It was all about students who have taken a page from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and dropped out of college to start their own companies or decided to work for startups instead. A better bet, they believe, than going deep into debt and graduating into a weak marketplace.
As CNN.com notes, the College Board estimates at four-year private colleges the total cost for an education exceeds $200,000. With loans that can take a huge bite out of a recent graduate's income.
Is it all worth it, or should students consider other ways to educate themselves? How would you feel if your son or daughter decided to just skip college?
Tell us in the comments.
Patch editor Susan Schoenberger contributed to this article.