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At a campaign event on Saturday morning, Bush poked a little fun at students who have chosen to study psychology during their four years in college. Psychology, mind you, is the most popular major in the United States.
From The Washington Examiner:
“Universities ought to have skin in the game,” the former Florida governor said at a South Carolina town hall with Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy. “When a student shows up, they ought to say ‘Hey, that psych major deal, that philosophy major thing, that’s great, it’s important to have liberal arts … but realize, you’re going to be working a Chick-fil-A.'”
Gowdy got in on the ribbing, invoking his son’s situation.
“Governor, I am living what you just said. We have a son … a philosophy major … if any of you are going through the drive-through at Chick-fil-A, you can say hello to him,” Gowdy remarked, to raucous audience laughter. “Not shockingly, he is in law school.”
“The number one degree program for students in this country … is psychology,” Bush said. “I don’t think we should dictate majors. But I just don’t think people are getting jobs as psych majors. We have huge shortages of electricians, welders, plumbers, information technologists, teachers.”
As a proud degree-holder in Political Science, I have no arguments here. Should I have picked a degree with better job prospects after graduation? No doubt. You know what people who study government get to do after college? Teach government. By the way, our neighborhood plumber lives the fucking life. He charges like $200 an hour and has a lake house in East Texas. Dude has his masters from the College of Hard Knocks.
Working at Chick-fil-A ain’t half bad, either — if you get to snack on free chicken all day. I’d be down to manage a CFA for the rest of my life, as long as it isn’t a God-awful Chick-fil-A Express.
[via Washington Examiner]
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