photo credit: Josiah Mackenzie
I never thought I’d see something like this, especially from an Ivy League university like Harvard:
The fact is, the old-fashioned model of post-secondary education in the U.S. is pretty much broken. Instead of preparing students for real-life, three-squares-and-a roof-over-your-head jobs, too many colleges charge massive tuition fees to impart the finer points of Proust… Many young people who hope to go to college may not be able to get the financial aid they need. Even if they can secure loans, the more practical students (and their parents) are asking themselves: why, in this economy, should I take on a massive debt for an education that’s disconnected from the real world?
What do you think?