I know that for some “education” is so sacrosanct that to even question this system may be viewed as heresy! But speaking as a NJ resident it’s getting to the point where many middle class families can potentially spend as much as (and even more than) $500,000 (yes I did the math) in education costs throughout ones life! Now mind you this is on a product that has limited practical value – how much of your education did you actually use in your profession - and doesn’t have a very long shelf life – how much does someone actually retain ! Lastly how productive is it economically and sociologically to make or encourage our young to spend nearly 20 years of their life sitting in classrooms?
Does anyone else feel this way? Does anyone else believe our higher education system is in need of drastic reform? Now I want to be clear on something, I’m not arguing that there is no role for public education. My contention is with higher education, specifically high school and college and how this system is currently working. I’m curious on how others feel and what reforms you think are needed?
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