Mike Rowe could only say “told you so” after two of America’s most prominent CEOs exposed the big lie around college degrees

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Mike Rowe earned one of the best ratings in all of television with his never-ending work ethic, blue-collar American values and common sense.

And his refusal to bow at the feet of Big Academia made him a victim of woke Cancel Culture mob.

But now Mike Rowe could only say “told you so” after two of America’s most prominent CEOs exposed the big lie around college degrees.

It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it

Mike Rowe has a history of celebrating the working class Americans who are the backbone of the United States.

Rowe has thumbed his nose at high-priced but rather worthless college degrees, and his fans love him for it.

However, the ruling class elites hate him for that exact same reason.

Rowe’s Dirty Jobs show made a comeback last year, but the original version of the show was canceled after an eight-season run when the thought-police came after him in 2012.

That didn’t stop him, though, as he proceeded to continue spreading his pro-working class message, becoming more influential and popular than ever in the process through the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, which gives out $1 million worth of work ethic scholarships that help fund technical training for Americans of all ages who sign the S.W.E.A.T. pledge and commit to “show up early, stay late, and bust their asses to get the job done.”

Of course, Democrats believe such work ethic scholarships are somehow racist, sexist, ableist, and outright problematic.

They’re would prefer for working class Americans to get degrees in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, funded on the backs of the people who work the kind of jobs that are featured on Rowe’s Dirty Jobs.

“Not everyone needs a college degree”

However, new comments from two of the largest employers in the world are shining a new light on the ruling class elites’ big lie about college degrees.

Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner and Home Depot CEO Ted Decker recently teamed up to co-write an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal entitled, “Not Everyone Needs a College Degree.” 

In the piece, Furner and Decker urge employers to prioritize skills over college degrees in the hiring process.

“We need more employers to join us in building a system where workers can easily transfer skills from one company or industry to another,” the CEOs wrote. “We owe it to younger generations to open our minds to the different opportunities workers have to learn new skills and achieve their dreams.”

Fox News reported that Furner and Decker offered more details on their belief in a “skills-based economy” during a workforce summit they hosted in Washington, D.C. that included business leaders, government officials, and workforce experts. 

A skills-based economy

Student loan borrowing has ballooned up to about $1.8 trillion. 

AI is gradually sending more and more college-educated workers to the unemployment line. 

And because of that, Furner and Decker believe a skilled-based economy is needed for the next generation of Americans to achieve the American Dream. 

“The American dream isn’t dead, but the path to reach it might look different for job seekers today than it did for their parents,” Decker and Furner wrote. “While a college degree is a worthwhile path to prosperity, it isn’t the only one.”

In their WSJ op-ed, Furner and Decker advocated for young Americans to learn trades like plumbing, carpentry, and electrical.

They pointed to those careers, and other similar trades as ways to earn a reliable living. 

Furthermore, they pointed out that many of their own Walmart and Home Depot store leaders started out working as hourly employees straight out of high school, and now manage hundreds of people and pull in six-figure salaries.

US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.