I take minor offense actually. I don't want to stir up a debate, but you deserve to know why...
I'm going to school to become a woodworker, as in a woodworker who makes a living making fine furniture and other wooden goods. I'm not going to school to be a doctor and a hobbyist woodworker. One of my classes was specifically "business for the wood artisan." This class goes in great depth about advertising and marketing. In fact one of the very assignments of the class was to create a blog and update it several times throughout the semester. Some may see blogs as a place where other woodworkers can keep track of what I am doing and what I'm currently working on. But really, the main reason for having a blog is marketing. The more often I update my blog with photos, information, details, etc., the more likely it is to come up in search engines such as Google. Now, school costs money... I have next to nothing in my bank account and need to pay for school as well as eat dinner every night. Many college students have part time jobs working as a waitress or a cashier. Well, my part time job is making furniture, bowls, pens, etc. and selling them and getting commissions as well. So, technically, money first, school second. Also school let out about a month ago (I had a 3.5GPA)... I also enjoy keeping up with the woodworking community and really am only on this site for socializing and pure enjoyment.
In my opinion, you can only learn so much through school. The majority of our education comes from real world experiences and hands on experience.
Just my take on things:thumbsup: