I didn’t know that Hillary got it. So much of the Democratic Party is so concerned with political correctness that they can’t admit the truth.
Not everyone is meant for college. Everyone deserves the chance to go, but we can’t work towards an eeconomy in which that’s the only path to success.
Not everyone is capable of earning a degree. Not everyone has what it takes to participate in the Knowledge Economy. We need jobs that provide a good living for those who work with their hands, and those who provide services.
Educationalists don’t see this need. They don’t value vocational educations.
In our conversation, Hillary Clinton spoke of the limits of an “educationalist” mind-set, which she called a “peculiar form of élitism.” Educationalists, she noted, say they “want to lift everybody up”—they “don’t want to tell anybody that they can’t go as high as their ambition will take them.” The problem was that “we’re going to have a lot of jobs in this economy” that require blue-collar skills, not B.A.s. “We need to do something that is really important, and this is to just go right after the denigration of jobs and skills that are not college-connected.” A four-year degree isn’t for everyone, she said; vocational education should be brought back to high schools.