Monday, May 12, 2008

Value of a College Education ??

Interesting discussion today on NPR about the value of a college education. I was listening as I was finishing up final grades. The bottom line, we are doing students a disservice by allowing the bottom 40% of high school grads into universities, and that schools need to cut back on building more administrative buildings and put that money into education. The summary also included some not so friendly comments about the quality of faculty and the value of research at a university (which to me shows they don't understand that a good teacher does research).

While they made some good observations, but it concerns me that as academic standards continue to drop in this country, whether the answer is to skip college. Perhaps fixing the 'no child left behind' failure of an educational model would go further??

Are College Degrees a Waste of Money?

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