Thursday, August 2, 2012
Why did you go to college?
Colleges is not longer a needed experience, a way of coming of age and of exploring options. Three years ago one in three Americans said they would send their children to college for the experience and its benefits. Today, according to a study by Sally Mae, only 19% respond that way. Today college is a method of finding a profession to make more money. The results is that the benefit to society of the arts, most social sciences and all Liberal Arts curriculum are suffering. Students will increasingly come out of school less rounded and less qualified to be full citizens with all the responsibility and general knowledge needed. We are educating generations of workers who are money centered, instead of a culture of growth reliant on full social values and fulfillment.