I understand the need for kids getting out of high school to go to college, and I'm always beating the "better make sure your kid goes to college after high school" drum, but I think we sometimes forget the whole purpose of going to college is to get a good job, and be successful, and make a good living. If you're a Lebron James getting out of high school, and you can sign a contract with any team in the NBA for $10 million a year, doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of going to college to get a good job? Isn't getting out of high school, and signing a $10 million a year contract sort of a good job?
I've also heard the argument where people say these kids getting out of high school are too young and imature to make that kind of money, and need to go to college and mature. BULLCRAP!!!! If you're 17 or 18 and start a company like Facebook, eBay, Yahoo, Google, Twitter, etc., and become a billionaire overnight I never hear one person say that kid was too young, and he or she shouldn't of been able to start that "dot com" company until they were 21.