Striking comments and evidence from mainstream economists that increasing college graduation rates and getting better job training are diversions from the real work of finding work worth doing and getting paid fairly for it . . .Read More
. . . The main reason I mention James is because of how quickly things are changing for people without college degrees. Google is now not only hiring people like James—they recruit them . . .Read More
Colllege enrollments and tuitions rose like bottle rockets for years but now they are crashing as quickly as spent fireworks.
limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time."—Rabindranath
The young man in this video makes a strong case about this, and other learning issues, from the point of view of the learner . . .
The status symbol of a university degree is wrapped up in many values for Chinese and American education consumers: their high cost, the scarcity of top-level teachers and resources, public bragging rights about you or your child’s intelligence, and so on. I’m reminded of Ivan Illich’s phrase, “The university graduate has been schooled for selective service among the rich of the world.” . . .
College is a costly lottery that has no guarantees for its graduates, but it does enrich itself whether you graduate or not. Before you commit to a four-year college program, consider some of these other options . . .