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Bursting the University Bubble

true liberal Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 7:14 AM
It is about time ... I am finding that sites like Khan Academy much better than anything in the public schools. Like the training that will get you competent in a computer language for about 50 bucks, the same could be done with a variety of subjects. All that would be necessary is a certification process.
The last of the college applications have been rewritten, tweaked and polished, and at last entrusted to the tender mercies of the U.S. Mail or the Internet. Fretting over deadlines morphs into waiting, and yearning, wishing and praying for coveted letters of acceptance. This is the annual crisis in thousands of homes with ambitious high school seniors -- the high school seniors and their parents who still believe that college is the route to the American Dream.

But wait. While they play the conventional game of aspiration, certain scholars and economists, and hundreds of thousands of "concerned citizens" have initiated a...