Speaking of Reddit. There's a CMV (Change My View) thread I'm reading called "there should be more emphasis on entry level/trade jobs than college" and I agree with a lot OP (Original Poster)'s points. However, a lot of the comments on there are a train wreck. They're basically saying "fear-mongering" stuff about college/university like college/uni is getting required for more jobs. Please keep in mind that the stuff I say is opinions, not facts. By the way, I apologize if you're getting bored with me talking about this stuff. I have an obsession with this stuff and I like ranting about it. @appesh1, You can respond to this whenever you want. SPOILER: "Jokes" in this post, I dare you to see which is serious and which isn't. I totally agree. The value of a high school diploma would totally increase if we did this. It wouldn't just be a random piece of paper that's outmatched by a degree. This would probably kill off some the pressure to attend higher ed too. Unfortunately from what I can tell, It looks the workforce is going to crap for people with just diplomas. Nowadays, it totally feels like a diploma (alone without trades or certificates) isn't enough to land you a high paying job. Yes, but unfortunately though. There's a lot of pressure to go to uni and sometimes I feel like I can't say no to going to uni and I feel like I have to go even though I don't want to. I think people should be allowed to access uni, but I do think there should be more high paying jobs available to people with just a high school diploma. However, I don't expect that to happen anytime soon considering where the state of education's going. It feels like it's going towards the "higher ed is mandatory" route. Uni should be something for special and academic people to enjoy. Not for people like me to worry about having to go to after high school. And this is a reason why I want to pursue my entertainment/video making "career". It's hard to find a "real job" with a just a high school diploma nowadays from I've heard. By the way, even if I do find a job with just my diploma. Chances are, it won't even pay that well. A diploma may not be entirely worthless, but I feel like the value of it has gone down dramatically. This may be not a bad point, but if you're going to high school for a "job" that doesn't have specific education requirements like YouTube, then isn't getting a high school diploma pointless? By the way, I'm sure college and trade programs could be affordable. I just think this whole thing going on with uni is making high school diplomas tank in value. I get the appeal of university. However, I don't think you should need a bunch of education to get a high paying job, but hey. Maybe I just need to suck it up and go to uni for 4 or so years and land myself a decent white-collar job instead of actually pursuing my passion. Besides, my passions will probably become a hobby when I'm an adult. Reddit hates the idea of people making money off entertainment anyways. R.I.P The job market I was referring to me. I guess I gotta to suck it up and go to uni after all. Considering the fact you provided a link, you must be right. I guess I'm gonna become a starving artist no matter how many subs I get on YouTube. I'm joking, obviously. This honestly sounds like the most fear mongering, hate propaganda ever. Crap like this is why I don't want to go to college. If this is actually true, then this shows just how far down the toilet society has gone. However, I'm just hoping this is just some BS Reddit comment and not reality. My goodness, this is pathetic. This might just be the worst hate propaganda I've ever heard. This makes Improvement Pill look like somebody who hates authority. I'm done. I'm so sick of this college bs. I'm sick of Reddit users telling others what to do. I'm sick of getting pressured to go to university. I'm just sick of school and the education system. In my opinion, the job market and education system could pass the point of no return in the near future. Conclusion: I think people like appesh1 should be allowed to go to college if they want to. I also think everyone should have access to education. However, I think too many people are getting bullied into going to college and I want more people (like @Harkin Labs Gaming, @Copunit12, and me) to stand up to this BS pro-college hate propaganda. I think we as a society need to move further away from mandatory college instead of moving towards it. #FightMandatoryUniversity/CollegeForAll Thanks for reading. If you disagree with this, let me know why.