Going to college...why?
Great article below about why students should go to school and how society's perceptions of the value of an education have changed. With the recent dramatic increases to the costs of an education politicians, students, parents, and others are calling for more accountability to insure that the costs are justified. Others are afraid that this singular focus on accountability is narrowing student learning to simply a means to get a job or a good paying career. The problem here is that getting a job does not necessarily create fulfillment for people. Educators often argue too that we need to look at schooling as more of an opportunity expand our minds and find inspiration to become life long learners.
What do you think? Both sides have strong arguments and as the cost of going to school continues to increase I think this debate will only broaden. Please comment below.
One final thought: "We make a living from what we get. We make a life from what we give." Winston Churchill
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Do you need a BA, MA, MBA, JD and PhD? - CNN.com:
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