Tag Archives: college

Random thoughts on value of college degree

About 20 years ago I noticed a trend in Florida state government where secretaries were going back to school to get their BS degrees. They had gone from secretaries to administrative assistants seemingly overnight as the demands of their positions … Continue reading

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Stop Lying to Your Kids About #College

What keeps colleges in business is a prospective employer’s desire to adhere to a narrative that proof of knowledge is best evidenced by some certification in the form of a transcript or a diploma. That model is slowly being eroded … Continue reading

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Allow free markets to release #college #athletes from bondage

It’s time to replace the amateur college athletics system with an entertainment business model. Allow colleges to establish a professional athletic club where the athletes are employees of the college. Contract with the employee-athlete for a maximum five years and … Continue reading

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#Education as bottleneck and the herd mentality

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 … Continue reading

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College admissions: It’s not about race or class

In a The New York Times’ op-ed, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Sherrilyn Ifill argues that class should not replace race as the primary affirmative action criteria for college admissions.  Like many in the progressive camp, Ms. Ifill ignores economics … Continue reading

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#College admission shouldn’t be about #extracurricular activities

Yesterday while driving home with my son, we were listening to Market Place, a radio program on public radio.  There was an article about what a Charles County, Maryland family is doing to prep their kids for college.  The children … Continue reading

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Obama is an Elitist, but is Santorum Really a Capitalist?

Rick Santorum yesterday referred to President Barack Obama as a “snob” for issuing the call that all Americans go to college. I agree that Mr. Obama is an elitist. He is a people person, however, so I wouldn’t go as … Continue reading

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