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Too Much College

n47 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 8:14 AM
Higher "education" may not be a luxury but problem is that what kids get in college cant necessarily be described as "education". We make the error of assuming that having gone to college means one is educated. That is CLEARLY not the case
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 9:08 AM
I think it's true that a college education today gets you to about where a good high education put you just a few decades ago.
n47 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 9:36 AM
In President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, he said that "higher education can't be a luxury. It is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford." Such talk makes for political points, but there's no evidence that a college education is an economic imperative. A good part of our higher education problem, explaining its spiraling cost, is that a large percentage of students currently attending college are ill-equipped and incapable of doing real college work. They shouldn't be there wasting their own resources and those of their families and taxpayers. Let's look at...