The Deseret News should be paid for promoting all this anti-education
"stink" tank propaganda.An education is only the beginning.
That's why doctors work as residents before they are allowed to practice on
their own. But education costs money and there is money to be made
by mining public education funds for private profit. A friend of
mine recently graduated from a for-profit university. Only problem is that the
university is headquartered in a neighboring state and the school's
program, although locally situated, is not accredited in our state. Solution?
She can move to the neighboring state, take the licensing examination, work
there and then, move back. Meanwhile, her tuition costs were way above our
excellent public universities and technical colleges.
I as an employer have no need for employees that don't like to expand their
horizons or unnecessary things. In 20 years, I've found three people that
succeeded without a college degree, and two of them were military.
"Is the traditional collegiate credit hour system broken?"-If desired end result is rote knowledge, no. If the desired end result is
practical knowledge, maybe. If the desired end result is the stats that the
12-hour exam listed in the graphics measured, yes.“A college
degree should signify a transformational process that results in a learned
person, but that doesn't always happen. Why?”-If that was
what the exam was measuring, what were some of the transformational-ness
measuring questions? Was the exam administered previous to college entrance?
Between what two points are you trying to measure in order to signify
“transformational”?“What are possible solutions,
alternatives?”-Formulate better measurements. If the college
process is supposed to transform you into a thinking/working level human, not
simply a “college graduate [who] could not perform basic tasks such as
comparing opposing newspaper editorials or comparing the cost per ounce of
different foods”, then find the baseline first. Need more
Yes. So is making me take classes that have no benefit for my career or any of
the skills I'm good at. I appreciate biology and mathematics but I have no
need for them. I can work with music, computers, and a vast amount of other
skills that I could easily develop further if necessary.But forcing
me to follow a flawed system, pay for it, and spend years of time on it- is