Tucker Carlson: Is college still worth it?

Tucker Carlson: Is college still worth it?


Brush like a Pro. ♪ ♪>>Tucker: GENERATIONAL IMPROVEMENT IS THE BASIC PREMISE OF AMERICAN LIFE. IN THIS COUNTRY, YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN YOUR PARENTS. THE MAIN DRIVER OF UPWARD MOBILITY IN AMERICA IS HIGHER EDUCATION. GET AN EDUCATION WE TELL OUR CHILDREN. GO TO COLLEGE AND MAKES THEM THING OF YOURSELF. FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS, THAT HAS BEEN TRUE, BUT IS IT STILL TRUE? IS COLLEGE STILL WORTH IT? FOR SOME, THE ANSWER IS OBVIOUSLY US. OUR PHYSICIANS, ENGINEERS, AND RESEARCH SCIENTISTS ARE STILL THE BEST AND APPROPRIATE FOR THEM, COLLEGE IS ESSENTIAL AND WELL WORTH IT. WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF US? HOW ABOUT YOUR AVERAGE SOCIOLOGY MAJOR, POTABLE SCIENCE MAJOR AT FILL-IN THE BLANK STATE YOU? THAT REMAINS AN OPEN QUESTION. WE’RE GOING TO SPEND THE NEXT MONTH TRYING TO ANSWER IT. THERE ARE A LOT OF WAYS TO ASSESS THE COST AND BENEFITS OF COLLEGE AND EFFECTS ON STUDENTS AND THE MANY WAYS IT CHANGES IN SOCIETY. WE COULD TO ALL OF THOSE IN THIS SERIES WHICH IS EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. TONIGHT WE WANTED TO BEGIN WITH THE ECONOMICS OF COLLEGE, THE NUMBERS. COLLEGE IS EXPENSIVE, THAT’S THE FIRST THING TO KNOW ABOUT IT. OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS, THE COST OF A FOUR-YEAR EDUCATION AT A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY HAS RISEN BY 213%, A RATE FAR FASTER THAN INFLATION. A LOT OF THAT COST IS FINANCED FROM DEBT. ABOUT 40 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE STUDENT LOANS, OUTSTANDING STUDENT LOAN DEBT IN THIS COUNTRY AMOUNTS TO ABOUT

100 thoughts on “Tucker Carlson: Is college still worth it?

  1. SO much he said is TRUE . Collage will be the next "housing crash." You watch. We are heading FAST to another recession.

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  3. I was thinking about going to college, but I'm not so sure anymore. It is just too expensive for silly pipe dreams and to take lightly. Plus, I've seen too many good and decent people come out brainwashed idiots.

  4. I say it is worth it if one is able to do it because not everyone is good at college, but is good at something else.

  5. Here is where your college education helps, you get your info sooner than if you learned it working and college people that own companies or run companies only hire college people. a college person will get move ups sooner than non college people.

  6. Not anymore they won't get an education just indoctrination. No more public funding for University indoctrination! It is just a racket to have students start their young lives deeply in debt and discouraged about the American way of life.

  7. College is only worth it for STEM degrees. But as Tucker said college is so easy that students get out and cant hardly use the stuff theyve learned because its 1 and done kind of material that they forget. But with that being said you really dont need much of anything you learn at university for most STEM degrees. Ask any engineer working a 70-90k job with benefits how much of their coursework they used on the job. Most of what you learn is learned on the job, but unfortunately you must have the degree to get that job.

  8. Education is the root of this country's problem! Wonder why we are the 115th safest country.. but keep giving boatloads of money to the military and let churchs not pay taxes

  9. college now is not a worth a dime unless you major in doctor, progammer, dentist, pharmacist. a total waste of time, money, effort by student

  10. College used to be a place where you go to Learn to be Supervisor, and all those jobs are gone so now all you have is big Bill called " Student Loan", it should have a new Name "Stupid Loan"!

  11. И США убеждает всех, что Россия бедная и разваливается. Да в России люди жили и живут лучше чем в США. И медицина и образование бесплатное, и студентам платят стипендии. И они американцы учат весь мир как жить?

  12. some college is good but in general getting a job is not guaranteed. The chances of not getting a job and ending up in debt are greater than success. Truth Bomb. This is a manufacturing country.

  13. Thanks for covering this topic. Student loan debt is a huge problem, and you are absolutely right that it is shaping a generation in a negative way. Having $400,000 debt from medical school, and with medical internships and residencies not having enough spots for our own US medical grads, I've had an MD degree for the last year, but am not allowed to work, because of the socialization/monopoly of medical internships.

    However, we should have at least one segment that covers colleges that are best value for being very cheap. One of these is Brigham Young University in Utah, where I earned a BS in Physiology. I was able to work my way through college, and then graduated debt free. For being such a highly ranked school, it is incredibly cheap by today's standards. I suggest all people who go to college get a good deal, and not fall for the universities who are just trying to get rich at the expense of their students lives.

  14. It is a waste of time and money, besides that is frustrating that after you finish, there is not job opportunities for the ones who have no experience. Finally you n

  15. The cold hard truth is that college is only for the rich, unless you are lucky enough to pay right through it like my grandfather and my father did. But in this day in age, its coming clear that a college degree is now worth just as much as a high school degree.

  16. Thank YOU, Tucker. Been touting this message since '16 election after witnessing mixed up youth following Marxist's manipulation. Marxism being taught nationwide in school system and universities, and parents paying out the nose for their kids to be brainwashed. Karl Marx said give him your children for 4 years and he'd make good Marxists out of them. Parents ~ think twice before paying oooodles to universities for your kids to indoctrinated to embrace Marxism.

  17. In my opinion they should teach basic math good basic math through the 7th grade after that they should be teaching your kids all about money truly about money not a silly home economics class but I had a compound interest would student loans are what loans are how long it takes to start saving early and what the return is you teach that generation about money I promise you the Next Generation be way more frugal with money and borrowing

  18. When employers stop asking: "Do you have a college degree?", college won't be worth it. Until the employers (Corp hiring managers) stop asking that question, people will have no choice but to attend college. Even if you get a trade license, etc, no college degree in your trade discipline means your road to the top of the corporate chain is limited. Trade license holders rarely get to become CEO or executive directors, managers, etc.

  19. This message wasn't for you. It was for the parents of the next generation. The message was, don't send your kids to college if you don't want debt. The reason? Because it impacts the next election. Pew Research showed that there was a 9 point spread on how college students voted in the last election for the first time in almost 30 years. College students vote blue ergo "Is college worth it". Scary stuff if you don't see the connection, that's not an error on my part.

  20. Amazing pice of journalism!
    As a matter of fact, journalism is not death!
    Exactly same thing I tried to explain my kids!
    Of course not that articulated, but some ten years before honorable author…
    Tucker Carlson, I do disagree with your ideas for quite some time, but this pece put you in same ligue with Thomas Jefferson himself!

  21. I make 850$ a week sleeping and supposed to be patroling street levels….😂…..no degree…and credit score 843 right now…..and again no degree

  22. Can I take out a credit card or a loan to pay off student debt. Then can I file bankruptcy on the loans to pay off student debt?

  23. Tucker is a corporate bitch. The ending calling college a vacation is a lie. Schools have much more homework than a decade ago. The wage gap has steadily increased while the cost of college has grown almost exponentially. Stop hating people trying to grow and expect more of the corporations. We did give them a grate Discount for our efforts.

  24. That is because common sense isn't used in schools and useless information is programmed in students. Give the students the right tools to actually do something when they graduate from college. Educate the future with common sense not stupidity.

  25. I have one son who is for sure not college type. He gets to take welding in high school. He is very good at, plus he really likes it. He get his certification his senior year. He can get a job pretty much where ever welders are needed, and making a very decent living. Yes welding is hazardous. He is a hands on kid. So were his great granparents. . He has their work ethic. My other son, most likely will go to school at a tech college to be an engineer. Not every person is meant to go to college. When you have a skill, job placement is much easier. I have held a cosmetology and esthetican license for close to 27 years. I am still in my field, plus a sunstancr abusr counselor. I still make more money doing skin care, makeup, and waxing than i do as a counselor.

  26. People take heed to what I say, get into a trade. I messed up high school and got my GED when I was 22 it’s not because I was stupid but liberalism took over my high school in 2004. After I got my GED I factored 2 years at a college or a trade I spent 1 month in a tractor trailer school and 6 years later I make 80k a year while my college friends are unemployed

  27. I teach Computer Science. It is worth it. Still, there are some real problems in higher education.
    https://www.chronicle.com/article/Higher-Education-Is-Drowning/242195

  28. MUSHROOMS

    I did the Physical Sciences – Chemistry and Physics. I also did Astronomy and Mathematics. I did a PhD in Chemistry. I am now retired.

    Just look at the demographics to know why useless Liberal Arts degrees are being promoted.

    Look at those doing science, engineering, medicine and mathematics, and then compare them with those students doing Liberal Arts. Do you notice any colour/ethnic/sex differences between the two streams?

    Communists use Liberal Arts to control and indoctrinate the next generation of political/social leaders. Like Mushrooms keep them in the dark and feed them horse ‘s##T.

  29. As a Bachelor of Commerce student, I can say yes college to a certain degree is still worth it. Even if my future leads to no one hiring, the plan is to work for myself and college gave me the information I didn't even know of 2 years ago to further succeed as an entrepreneur.

    I do see where Tucker is going with this however. Arts majors may have a harder time especially depending on the major. I can really only think of Communications and Journalism having real value to an employer.

  30. College or college-bound students should read, HIred 'Right' Out of College – to help them get more out of their (hopefully) four years.

  31. So Tucker… would you have been hired at Fox without your college degree? Would you have been hired as editorial staff for "Policy Review" without a college degree? Would you have been hired at all without your boarding school education and your trinity College degree?

  32. I have 10yrs of military service including deployment, 7yrs private security experience, and a new BA in Psychology. Still working as a basic security guard. A bachelors now seems like little more than a glorified high school diploma.

  33. The problem with this video is that they focus on the major or think your major defines your ability to be successful in life after college. Instead, higher education provided an enhanced foundation in basic utilities in order for you to succeed in many career fields. Yes, you do not need a higher education (college/trade school/military training) if you already have a skill set to make money, communicate, and live in the world. However, a very large majority of the population does need some sort of training to succeed in some way, not just whats in the books or in the classroom. Just because they choose a major that does not have a direct career path outside of school, does not mean they didn't acquire skill sets along way just through the process of higher education/trade schools/military/etc. Educating is not always about direct knowledge from being taught, but it is about learning a way to handle the process, structure and needed preparation to perform whatever field you get into. Do you know why govt agencies hire people with law degrees in about any position without much experience? Because they know people that have gone through college and then law school have more likely than not learned how to understand what is already on there, formulate arguments, communicate those arguments, and/or put those arguments in writing or into policy. It is not because they memorized a court case from 1985 or they can find the clue that changes the world. No, its because employers know that they more than likely have the foundation needed to get trained in the workplace. From my experience, there is a definitive difference between a person's writing ability, problem solving skills, and comprehension level with a higher school education and ones without. It doesn't mean that all can and/or cannot. It doesn't mean you can't self teach yourself to whatever level is needed to be successful. Some people are just have that talent within them without being taught. It just means on average, there is a difference. Higher education allows the average person to gain skills necessary in the average workplace. It allows them to be taught easier once hired. Again, this is generally speaking and not absolute way of thinking.

  34. I was enrolled in an engineering program at the Colorado School of Mines. I was 4 years into my degree and they told me I ran out of money I could borrow. Now I have no degree and tons of debt…. what to do now?

  35. I get the feeling that trade school might be smarter. I would rather have a skill and a job instead of maybe a job.

  36. Go to community college for at least a year, maybe two.If academia is your thing, the cost is right, and credits transfer, go to a 4 year uni. You'll be more mature, you will get the partying out of your system, and it will be much cheaper in the long run. You'll also appreciate the education you get too. Best decision I made was going to community first.

  37. Where are we going to get our lawyers, writers, engineers, doctors, dentists? The uneducated are vulnerable to cults {like the tRump cult}, social engineering, to conspiracy theories and lies. They typically listen to whatever confirms their biases; {like racism}. Look up the statistics on racism and education.

  38. College is failing because in other countries their leaders want the masses to be educated so they can produce and develop their country. In America where having some kind of culture labels you as weird. In America in most parts of the country intelligence isn't valuable running a ball past a line is. Most professors don't teach expect the bare minimum. the rest of the class they just talk about their lives or preach whatever bent they have it should be illegal.

  39. If the same number of students that protest "this or that" person speaking at their U actually researched WHY their college tuition is what it is, and then proceeded to take action, gee – they might actually effect change.

  40. Go to a 2 year Trade School… In Aircraft Maintenance… Get in contact with jobs overseas… You'll make up to 120k

  41. Many students work year round while in school to help pay for their education and then heir patients pick up the rest.

  42. I find it ironic that Tucker would question traditional universities, yet make no mention of Trump University. Nice one Fox news.

  43. If you want become a Doctor, nurse, Lawyer then you have to go. But business, entrepreneurship, etc, college is a joke.

  44. "If you're going to send an entire generation into debt. Thats not a very good return on investment."

    It is in the world of robots when they're tryna make more slaves.

    Nothing new under the sun mate. Been happening for thousands of years, they just got better at commercializing the idea of slavery and rebranding it.

    Sad, but at the same time, sit down with tour fucking kid and say, "hey shithead this is a lot of money take it swriously or I'll kick your ass"

    Explain some economics to them and how it works. You can't blame the pied piper if you aren't teaching your kids and protecting them. Babylon a get dem

  45. Remember, a job shouldnt be your only source of money. Have 3 sources, job, 401k investment, and the third or 4th can be a partner/buiness/stock market.

  46. It's obvious that fox news wants to discourage youth to go, and parents to send their children to college because that means more dumb people, more people means more conservatives which equals more fox viewers,in turn means more profit.

  47. They US is making it harder and harder to succeed. It’s fucked up because book smart doesn’t make you a hard worker. Hands on with experience does. It’s dumb because places will hire a person who is book smart with a degree with no experience in the field but won’t hire the one who has years and years of experience without the degree. If I owned a business I want the guy who has experience. Book smart doesn’t mean shit.

  48. Discourage people go to college there we go
    Look at he is face
    It's easier to make it in this country without a degree if you're white like this damndest 🖕

  49. American university professors today are failures. Universities are totalitarian, experimental communities. They're the utopia of the left and a parody of what they were meant to be. "No significant learning in 40 percent of graduates."
    No. Significant. Learning. In no other field would this be tolerated.
    ANY history they "teach" is not based on witnessed facts and merely induce their Marxist agenda. An absolute Orwellian 1984 and bolshevism in real time. Worth it? THEY SHOULD BE ABOLISHED and rebuilt as intended as forums for true debate and factual learning, which is anathema under the current communist rule.

  50. This actually is one topic that is well worth having a respectful and intelligent discussion. College debt vs. Benefits has been an issue for many individuals. For engineering, the entry level requirement is a bachelor's but for increased pay and having a R&D level job does require a master's and/or doctorate. Obviously, this depends on many things such as engineering specialty and the job. College is optional it's up to ourselves whether we want to go or not. Many people choose community college because of the cost and with college debt it's not a bad option. FAFSA can only cover so much.

  51. No, it's not. I warn those around me to not sign for FAFSA because they gotta pay it back. They just frown upon it. Everyone of them are gonna learn it the hard way. Especially their parents because they are too full themselves to admit they are wrong for forcing their kids to sign FAFSA and get to college too early after graduating high school.

  52. College is worth it if you do something useful. My opinion may be slightly biased as here in Ireland we get free college 😉

  53. I hate Tucker, but in this case I agree with him. Although, i disagree that college is still essential for engineers and scientist. I have two degrees in Mechanical Engineering and I do regret getting them. Of the "close" friends I have that only have a high school diploma, half of them earn a salary substantially higher than mine. It's a scam for everyone, no matter the major. And in 2017, 30,000 more mechanical engineers graduated with B.S. degrees although annually only 2k-3k jobs in mechanical engineering are added.

  54. I went to collage and paid off my student loan. I wish I would have went to a trade school or started my own business myself

  55. Stupid question! Tucker went to private boarding school in Rhode Island and Trinity College. He makes millions per year. Ironic topic yeah?

  56. I used to work for a bank and made $36,000/year without a degree. Im going back to get my computer engineering degree and estimate my student loans to be at $35,000. Currently in my senior year. Its been hard to not have a car, live with my parents, not eat at restaurants or travel during the breaks. Since i worked for a bank i know what banks can do so i advice the younger generation to be wise. Dont borrow too much and make sacrifices.

  57. College is opportunity cost. If you don't have a plan as to why you are going to college then it's not worth it unless you can afford it. I don't understand all this talk about "worth it" in a general populous sense. You don't need a college degree for a general job, but it does help get you connected to pull upwards.

  58. You also have to consider the opportunity cost of going to college, which is even more expensive than the tuition. The opportunity cost is that you weren't making any income and you also weren't learning any skills that are current for today's job market for when you graduate. So, you are going to be making less when you graduate than if you learned valuable skills and also you were making negative income for the years you went to college.

  59. A college degree is the new high school diploma..I'm halfway done but all my friends with degrees are still struggling so I'm kinda unmotivated

  60. I learned to build highways in less than 4 years making more money than most brain surgeons and I don't have no debt I make good money doing it you're crazy to put all that time in the God darn College when you can learn it on the spot.

  61. I'm graduating in May with my bachelor's in inclusive early childhood education. College isn't worth it for a teaching degree. Teachers don't make enough. I wish I had never gone. It's a waste of money.

  62. Depends on the career you choose. Some don't require degrees, unlike others that do. I agree that trade school, if applicable is a great choice towards your career. There are alternatives to doing what you love without the costs later on down the road. I do agree that college is pricy and no one should have to repay their experience at college for the rest of their careers. So far though, my experience at college has not been a waste of time.

  63. People want populism because the capitalism we have today isn't capitalism. Today we have crony capitalism / corporate welfare. The banks got bailed out by tax payer money. Amazon paid zero taxes last year. Cities across the country bid to give tax breaks to the biggest corporations just to have them move in. People like Trump go 10 years without paying any taxes. Our income tax rate is essentially 40% (we pay but don't receive any benefits). Small business owners cannot turn a real profit due to excessive taxes and regulations. We have hundreds of tax loopholes that only those with lawyers can utilize. The feds hand out unlimited student loans that you can't be forgiven from instead of private banks doing it, thus raising tuition costs. Corporations buy politicians in order to get tax money to fund their business endeavors (military manufacturers, private schools, private prisons, Planned Parenthood, TurboTax, and many other entities). We need to control our government and shrink it in order to fix these issues.

  64. and MORE: you also don’t need any college degree to be in some regular office jobs where you call to customers or u input some data into system. In those cases u shouldn’t need any college degree but many employers requires some college education what makes additionally pathology in the labor market. For some years maybe even a job as a warehouse guy would require a bachelor’s degree.

  65. Even though I don't agree with Tucker Carlson most of the time, he is spot on with student debt and college. It shouldn't cost so much to go to college, and it's a travesty that the government and the older generations allowed this to happen. Employers also shouldn't need a college degree for every job that's not McDonalds, and jobs should not pay so low while requiring a college degree that costs as much as a Tesla. It's also not so surprising that many of my generation like socialism. Can you blame us for the hand we've been dealt, even though we were told that this is how we can achieve our dreams? I'm in college studying to be a GIS analyst, but a friend of mine went for English. They graduated, and are still pushing carts at a grocery store while only earning $10.00 and hour. They have 35k in student debt, and they have a degree in English. My friend could not find a job in their field that wasn't teaching high school English classes. My friend doesn't want to be a teacher.

  66. Yup. Been saying it for a while. It's all a sham. We put up with this despite Higher Ed being a breeding ground for Liberalism and Socialist ideology. The only point I wish Tucker would add…the scam starts at diapers. ALL educators are complicit. They start planting the "every child a degree" brainwash at DIAPERS. And by diapers, I'm talking the parents that put their children in them. They market the dream and push the doomsday scenarios from the moment that child is under their care. And status-obsessed parents listen (and join the campaign).

  67. I usually agree with Tucker on most things but I disagree with this thought that college will be free for everyone. If you remember Obama care was supposed to be health Insurance for (ALL) and then the Democrats put a sliding scale of your income to see how much you would pay. And I think most people figured it out quickly that the middle class again was paying outrageous prices on their health insurance and people who didn't work or have little to no income all got free healthcare. When you hear about college for (ALL) it more than likely will be for poor people and the middle class will have to pay the bill and won't be able to get their children in because they make too much money and will have to pay crazy high prices to get their kids in just like Obama care. If people vote for democrats they get what the deserve. More taxes and less freedom

  68. It's well worth it if you're a civil engineer major like me taking calc 1,2,3, differential equations, physics 1 and 2, chem 1 and 2, statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, etc etc you actually learn things in these courses

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