This conversation by Mike Rowe is a good one for you and your older children to watch. Mike Rowe has a foundation with “sweat equity” scholarships. Skilled professionals who keep roads, plumbing, electrical, housing and more up and running can find or manage jobs that can pay well. These are good professions for those who like to work with their hands and not sit at a desk job.
Here is a related blog post about a brother and sister who started an earth-moving company after graduating with the Ron Paul Curriculum. The video is definitely worth watching. Click here to view it.
Here is a post about a business class taught through the Ron Paul curriculum.
These things are being posted to show that there are other possibilities for learning and moving into a profession.