It just goes to show that eventually, the truth will win out. Like many of us have known, it doesn't take a college degree to make you smart. Trust me on this, I went to college and there are some folks there that couldn't write a paper that would pass 3rd grade English/Language Arts (hint it wasn't me, but we know you were thinking it). Google and IBM have proven that as they stripped the requirement for an undergraduate degree on many of the jobs that previously required the. We're not sure about which jobs, but it makes sense for many of the jobs.So many times Facebook debates descend into absolute anarchy when education levels come up, especially when the education they've received has little to do with the topic at hand. Seriously, You'll get a guy who states that his Ph.D. status means he makes a better Peanut Butter and Jelly sammich than the high school graduate welder. It is quite honestly the most ridiculous assertion on this entire planet. Ok, maybe not the most ridiculous but certainly up there.I'll be frank (you can be Betty), my degree is in Kinesiology. When it comes to exercise I'll throw my degree out there because it has some valid authority points, what with all the Anatomy, Physiology, Exercise Physiology classes and whatnot that I've been through. My degree has authority in that one very extremely tiny little area, and even then it has not as much because we're learning new things about the body every day and the internet is a treasure trove of useful information if you know where to find accurate and reliable teachings on any given subject.
What it comes down to is that college, while still somewhat beneficial in some areas, i.e. organic chemistry and medical school, there are numerous professions that we've known all along don't really need the added benefit of crippling student loan debt and a useless degree.You don't need a college degree to think critically. You don't need a Ph.D. to make the best peanut butter and jelly sammich. My mom makes the best PB&J and she only has her undergrad.Good on these companies and the several others that finally understand a college education doesn't make you smart.