It’s interesting to read the argument set forth as the reason towards less education and better marriages. According to the school of thought that statistics show that highschool graduates that marry have a higher success rate of staying together than those that meet and marry during their college years. It is the limitations that are placed on these statistics that show that to be true. When taken over the full length of a marriage then the numbers change considerably towards a more even balance in the two sectors.
As I have said in my previous posts people stay together because they are full filling a need in each other more so than because their marriages are “happily ever after ” marriages. It stands to reason that when it takes two highschool graduates to make the house payment and support the family as versus one college graduate having the capacity to do both due to higher pay, making the payment and support alone then people will tolerate more abuse in order to save their homes.
Statistics also will show that when those marriages are followed through to the point that the children are raised then the average of divorce will increase in the highschool graduate sector. More highschool graduates also attend churches than college graduates so a great deal of these marriages will last due to religious reasons irregardless of how miserable the couple that remain together become, and certainly not based on the fact that they are happier marriages.
When looking at the statistics we’re asked “Are you content or happy in your marriage?” then the statistics sway further towards the college graduates than the highschool graduates in the cases where both remain married. It is very common for people who marry young to feel like they have missed out on something in life because they did marry young and they tend to stray in middle age as a result of that. It is not uncommon at all for college students to marry especially on the professional level in order for usually the wife to get a job and put hubby through post-graduate studies.
These marriages do have a high instance of divorce for that reason. Once hubby reaches the level of partner in a law firm or a medical Doctor then some do desert the woman who worked and many times gave up her own opportunities to be educated in favor for her husband’s future.
It is when both people marry, once they have established their own careers, regardless of education that the statistics show the highest rate of success in marriages when it comes to both people being both validated and happy in their marriages but we never hear those statistics when the interest is in favor of dummying up America. It is true that many times college is the first time in life that young people will be called on to question the law and rule of society. In other words to use their brains to think for themselves over being told what to think.
That also includes the validity and accuracy of the Bible and religion as a whole. Higher education does lead to fewer people accepting religion blindly without question, and as a result it becomes in the best interest of some religions to limit education on a number of levels. This is especially true when young adults leave both homeschooling and private schools and attend public colleges. This becomes a matter of both life and death in the survival of the fundamentalist evangelcalist and some other religions that take the interpretation of the Bible literally as the Word of God.
Unlike some other religions that accept that there were errors made in the interpretation of the Bible since no living person was alive that knew the written or spoken language at the time the old testament was interpreted. Also other religions do accept evolution with the understanding that God breathed a soul into mankind.The fundamentalist evangelicals believe every word of the Bible to be accurate and the Word of God. They also believe in Creationism over Evolution. This, along with other issues of faith, is a large enough of a separation, that it is placing religion against religion and drawing political power into it.
All of the Churches are in agreement with each other,though, when it comes to changing the constitution that grants equal rights of freedom to women,minorities, and gays by repealing the amendment allowing Equal Opportunity of choice and employment added to the constitution. This also includes the disability act.They have both the backing and support of the political right-wing embedded in the Republican Party as well as a very few members of the Democratic Party. The Tea Party movement also shares in this endeavor.
There are variable degrees of racism and social issues amongst the Fundamentalist and Evangelicals who comprise younger groups even though some of the older established Protestant religions tended to be anti-slavery. The Fundamentalists and Evangelicals tend to be younger as are the Tea Party members but have branched off from the original established Protestant religions made up of Baptists,Lutheran,Methodist,Presbyterian,Quakers, Church Of Christ, 7 day Adventist and so on and so forth. The established Protestant Religions have been losing membership while the Evangelicals and Fundamentalists have been growing in numbers.
Both Catholic and Mormons also reject equal rights of choice for women, minorities and gays and have fought against the Equal Opportunity and Employment acts added to the constitution in the 1970′s. Just as the Mormons spent huge amounts of money to try to stop the passage of it and succeeded in doing so from the 1920′s to the 1970′s. As are both the Catholics and Mormons against divorce and abortion so are the Fundamentalists and Evangelicals but that is where it splits amongst them all in variable degrees when it comes to social issues and their role or lack of role in them. As did all of the original Prostestant Religions vary in those practices so do the Fundamentalists and Evangelicals. There are huge gaps as well in theology and acceptable beliefs and practices.
Because most people appear to be afraid for one reason or other to be honest about why intelligence, college or furthering education beyond homeschooling or highschool is being discouraged and deliberately degraded in the sector of the far right Republican party and amongst different religious groups as well as the Tea Party I simply print it here to keep you informed.