Monday, December 26, 2011

The ever inflating higher education bubble...


[VIDEO] Not to turn this into an outlet for only PJTV vids today, but I'm a regular Instapundit reader. Glenn Reynolds who is the blogmaster there is a law professor at a Tennessee university. He's often written about amongst other things the issue of high education where he currently works.

This was actually first seen on December 23, 2011 and is part of a series on the big stories of 2011. You need not watch this video or see any stories on this issue in the mainstream media (MSM) to know what he's referring to. Most of us should know students who are struggling because they're unable to find any gainful employment to pay off their student loans. Including yours truly.

If you regularly read Reynolds' blog, he doesn't just take aim at increasing tuition prices. Indeed he may take aim at the process of college admissions, academics in the classroom, even questions whether or not getting an undergrad or graduate degree is worth it.

There are a lot of reforms necessary here. Perhaps colleges should go back to teaching and then gearing their students towards the workplace in whatever field they choose to study. At the same time, college has to be for the serious and it can't just be about that sheet of sheepskin.

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