In response to:

With Traditional Schooling Increasingly Obsolete, How To Learn Without Being Taught

Nancy253 Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 6:30 AM
I firmly believe that it depends on what individuals do with the knowledge they are taught, and how they are guided to use this knowledge. I believe in traditional schooling, because I have seen far too many instances of sophomoric nimrods thinking that they are actually capable of "critical thinking, filtering, and discernment", when they absolutely were not, despite their bombastic insistance to the contrary.

It’s odd how many people take my skepticism about college and try to twist it into an opposition to learning. But like the quote often attributed to Mark Twain, “I never let schooling interfere with my education.”

Here’s a radical idea worth contemplating: that school is not the best way to learn. Let me count the ways:

School fragments knowledge in the name of specialization. The problem that I run into most when advising businesses and...