Friday, June 10, 2011

Is this a good summary of what college is for many? Drifting without purpose

We've written often about the problem of the cost of higher education climbing twice as fast as inflation, for decades.  Instapundit started calling this the Education Bubble.

California teen entrepreneur asks: College? Who needs it? is one solution to this problem:

He calls it the UnCollege movement.

Nineteen-year-old Dale Stephens is urging his peers to rethink the need for college, arguing that they can get more out of pursuing real-world skills than completing homework assignments and studying for exams.

"I want to change the notion that a college degree is the only path to professional success," said Stephens, who grew up in Winters and now lives in San Francisco, where he is building the UnCollege movement and developing a Web-based company.

Later the article has the phrase: Drifting without pupose.

I wonder how many college students that applies to?

Hat tip: Judy Aron

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