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Is College the New High School?

Once upon a time, only the academic and cultural elite went on to higher education — the rest of the pack simply went out and got jobs. 306 more words

College & Education

Morality and Education

In the previous blog, I addressed the second major issue regarding American college education – the promotion and fostering of the autonomous self. Although most social and academic commentators tend to believe that the entitlement mentality of the current generation of students is a relatively recent phenomenon, I believe that this is the fruit of a deeper problem that extends back multiple generations. 1,326 more words


Blue Ring

When I was ten my father graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  We all went to the civic center for his commencement ceremony.  His parents, my grandparents, were there too.  654 more words


Economic Reality Comes to College Campuses

Finally, colleges get schooled in Economics 101.

For a long time, “market forces” didn’t really apply to institutions of higher learning — at least not in the classic sense. 731 more words

Social Commentary

The Autonomous Self and Higher Education

In the previous blog, I addressed the first major issue regarding American college education – a growing lack of mental discipline from students. Although most social commentators focus on the negative impacts of video media upon college students, I believe that the root cause of these issues stem from the fact that we have re-defined education. 1,546 more words


Go to Class

Day One Hundred and Eleven

“If the World were 100 people, 7 would have a college degree”


I am about to go on an angry rant, so bear with me.

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365 Days

Arizona State, edX to offer entire freshman year of college online

(Poets&Quants) — It’s been four years since Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen, the father of disruptive innovation theory, warned that technology would bring large-scale change to higher education. 1,225 more words