Notes From Babel

The College Education Lie

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A little while back, Professor Mondo recommended Robert Weissman’s Bad Students, Not Bad Schools.  As it was back-ordered, I checked out Charles Murray’s Real Education instead.  Yesterday, Reason referred to a Harvard study echoing the same simple, common-sense, yet politically incorrect truth that prodding and cajoling millions of kids into schools where they’re not suited saddles generation after generation with ruinous debt and spirit-crushing expectations.  Not to mention, it artificially increases demand, and thus the price, of higher education, while diminishing the quality of the education provided to those who actually do want to be there.

Distilled for consumption on a Saturday is this 4 1/2 minute video from Reason:

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Written by Tim Kowal

February 5, 2011 at 11:49 am

Posted in Education

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