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Letter to the editor: Get a liberal arts and technical education

To the editor:

There has been a lot of talk recently about not going to college; instead go to a technical school and be a plumber, electrician, welder, etc., and make more money and not have to pay off a large student debt.

That may all be true, but, if a person has the high school grades, inclination, and the money, go to college first and then a technical school.

Most college-educated men and women have a larger view of the world and life than one who just graduated from high school or did not graduate at all. I say, most, not all.

True, it is not always that a college graduate learned much in those four years. I see letters to the newspapers, including the Stevens County Times, where the writer, apparently a college graduate, often goes off the deep end in criticizing others, especially President Donald Trump. He is not rational in the criticisms that I'd expect from an educated person.

Most people with a liberal arts education, and many self-educated people, are able to sift the chaff from the wheat in all they hear, especially on TV. Others can't. Therefore, the problems in this country.

So, what I am saying: if you can, get a liberal arts education; then go on to a technical school. You'll understand this world much better; at least most people will.

Ted Storck,

Surprise, Arizona