I realize I'm preaching to the choir here, so maybe I'll join it! I think the Duggar kids don't have the obstacle of parents who aren't focused on higher learning. There's also the obstacle of their religious beliefs. There's just not many colleges that are that strict, and even if they were, would JB & Michelle let the kids leave home to attend them? And would it even occur to the kids to ask/go to school away from home? I was raised similarly to you, Debb (at least it sounds like it), and even as an adult, it just wouldn't have entered my mind to go away to school. Somethings were just understood. I did go to the church's Bible College, emphasis way more on Bible than college, and was able much later to parlay that into an accredited university. Even if the Duggar kids took half the time I took to get serious about a real education, by then they'd probably be too entrenched in their parent's lifestyle to do anything about it.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong w/ being a used-car salesman or owning a towing company. It just seems that used car salesman is a leap downward from being a lawyer, which was Josh's dream at one point.
a lot of people have already said this, but there would be, in my opnion, a lot less wrong w/ being a salesman or tow truck operator if there really had been a choice. MHO