Education

Is College Necessary?

By Anthony Rebora — January 11, 2008 1 min read

Teacher blogger Susan Graham, in taboo-breaking mode, questions whether our education culture might not put too much emphasis on the goal of college:

Our students need post-secondary education. But there are many fields where the necessary knowledge and skills can be acquired with a more modest investment of time and money. We don’t tell our kids that. We tell all of them, "Go to college. In four years you'll get a degree and you'll get a good job and you'll make a lot of money." We rob them of other options by implying that any other path leads to failure.

She’s got an excellent conversation going on here and here.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.