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  •  As someone with an MA and a Psy.D., I agree. (21+ / 0-)

    I do regret that, as a culture, we no longer seem to value just a good fund of general information.  I still believe a liberal arts degree offers an excellent foundation in terms of knowledge.  I think trade schools are very important and practical and have recommended them to dozens of people.  I just mourn the loss of background information.  Clearly, if someone is motivated it is not necessay to go to college to get it.

    Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

    by Smoh on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 11:40:11 AM PST

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    •  I'm especially irked by the constant emphasis ... (7+ / 0-)

      ... in our culture on college and advanced education being primarily a way toward a Good Job and More Money.

      Why does everything in our society have to be measured in terms of economics?  Why is the measure of everything how much money it will ultimately get you?

    •  Unfortunately many of our colleges and (1+ / 0-)
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      universities have become "trade schools" where narrow "education" for a profession has trumped real education. Once there were required courses for all majors in history, social sciences, science--all the fields--with real prospect of flunking out before ever reaching the upper level courses narrowing on the major study. By the 1980s I was running into multiple advanced degree holders with limited vocabulary and nearly clueless about any subject outside their narrow fields.

      Though some people could always get through the system with enough cash backing these increasingly common examples of credentialed people flailing outside their narrow fields indicated to me the old system of weeding out those without broad basic knowledge was no longer in effect.

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

      by pelagicray on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 03:15:30 AM PST

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