December 30, 2013—Issue #223
This week’s focus point: We need to begin questioning the entire rational and structure of a college education, which too many people feel is de rigueur. The concept of brick and mortar campuses where thousands of students are housed, fed, clothed, and occasionally educated, is a configuration of the distant past. The crushing financial burden that graduates labor under to repay confiscatory tuitions drives people toward the wrong careers and retards their ability to perform and raise families. The emphasis on content–which can be found instantly at one’s fingertips–and not on the process of lifelong learning is antiquated. We are spending a fortune supporting tenured, light working professors and million dollar administrators while forcing students to begin their working careers ill-educated for tomorrow and burdened with yesterday’s debt. Where are the revolutionaries–the Washingtons or Bolivars–who can reform this burdensome, oppressive system? What are we doing to our kids?
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