For Most People, College Is a Waste of Time
Original post made by joan, Professorville, on Aug 13, 2008
College is a four-year artificial way to keep people out of the work force.
For most, it doesn't teach them anything, unless they are studying engineering or some of the biological sciences.
Poll after poll shows that college students are ignorant and dumber than ever--yes, even at the over-rated Harvard and Yale.
And the four years in a scenic setting don't make 'em any smarter. On the contrary, it's usually the other way around.
Todays WSJ Web Link
"Here's the reality: Everyone in every occupation starts as an apprentice.
Those who are good enough become journeymen. The best become master craftsmen.
This is as true of business executives and history professors as of chefs and welders.
Getting rid of the BA and replacing it with evidence of competence -- treating post-secondary education as apprenticeships for everyone -- is one way to help us to recognize that common bond."