Writing in the New York Daily News, John McWhorter makes the case for vocational education as a respected path to self sufficiency and a productive, happy life.

Most human beings, anywhere in the world, are not into books for books’ sake, and there isn’t a thing wrong with that. Life is about much more than the printed page, and vocational students are probably more ambitious than many undergraduates.

The idea that graduating from, say, NYU is on a higher order than making a living wiring houses is pure elitism. Not everybody needs to go to college. Not everybody should .

Especially not at the insanely inflated prices schools now charge.

I couldn’t agree more.