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Too Much College

Richard1622 Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 8:08 PM
No wonder so many aren't ready for college. With the aid of the NEA-halfwits we aren't teaching anything that prepares the kids for much anyway. When I found out that Duke University has remedial courses offered that says it all, doesn't it? Too many employers are using a college degree these days as a way to get at least a high school educated candidate because they know the unpreparedness of the usual high schooler. In defense of the employers, I understand their reasoning. For such secondary incompetence we are spending a blooming fortune and worldwide we are an educational joke, as a result. The NEA/AFT are trade unions who really don't give a hang for outcomes as long as the extravagance continues for their membership.
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...