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Conference to Focus on College Education for Pacific Islanders

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    Throughout the United States, we continue to perpetuate the myth that every high school grad’s goal should be to attend college or university. We need to BREAK that myth and realize not all children should be involved in furthering their education at that level – especially in this time where students are incurring significant debt loads whether or not they complete that education. Further, degrees are no longer a guarantee of significant employment unless one is educated in a specialized field that still has demand (which would be medicine, accounting, engineering – and little else) From a local (Hilo) perspective, it’s also significant that the University of Hawai’i/Hilo graduates – in FIVE years! – less than 1/4 of the students who start their programs there as freshmen/women.