Our #education system is messed up because we teach to a test & not to our students’ passions. We teach to feeding our colleges and universities with fresh faces and bodies while not accepting that our colleges and universities are failing to put out producers that can find the avenue of productivity versus the unemployment line.
My son, The Reincarnation of His Great-Grandfather, the Original Charles Drew, consistently complains about one thing: “Dad. All those people at school talk about is going to college, as if it’s the only way to succeed.”
I’ve learned that to deny the observation of the 11-year old can be foolhardy and requires stepping outside the box to understand where he is coming from, but as I observe the excretion of graduates trained in what to think and the demand for overspecialized labor, the argument that the best route to success is college becomes overly specious, and it becomes more apparent that society still emphasizes a cookie cutter mentality versus the free thought that drives true innovation that can solve society’s problems while generating the innovator returns on their human and social capital investment.
Quite frankly if my son can develop a career that can sustain him without setting foot in a college classroom, I would endorse his decision. If he must go top college ( and given his interests he may set foot in a classroom), I hope he spends enough time there to extract what he needs and then hauls ass at the first opportunity.
Yes, this observation goes against the grain of mass thinking, but we have all observed, while most of us deny, that the herd only moves in one direction; toward slaughter …