Monday, May 10, 2010

Thinking About College

Kevin runs a guest column worth the read.

Is college REALLY the end-all/be-all for everyone?

The Professor doesn't quite get to Cardinal Newman's "Idea of a University," but doesn't stray too far from it.

Next question: what about employment for non-college folks?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A couple of things:

1. It's a shame that people who are not cut out for college don't have more opportunities for decent-paying blue collar work.

2. Colleges and universities these days are a joke to a large extent. There is little integration of knowledge or cooperation between the disciplines, which results in students receiving a very disjointed education that leaves them more confused than enlightened. (A few good Catholic colleges and others are trying to remedy this problem.)

3. I also agree that many people who are in college are not cut out for its rigors or simply have little interest in intellectual things.