There used to be a time when you could crap out of high school, get a job at the local factory and bring home some really decent cheese. Then came a time when a  college degree was your entree into the midldle class and all that it had to offer.

Now, they want you to have a graduate degree to brew coffee, Holmes.

"Finding yourself" is no longer as sexy as it used to be. You need to find yourself a classroom to sit in, and those opportunities are drying up. A lot of people are out of work and hiding out in grad school or going back to college to finish or re-up. You might have a hard time getting into a community college -- not because of your scores, but because there might not be room. How many of you have gone back to college or how many of you are on your way? Are trade schools viable alternatives to universities?

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