When we all visited Hamburg, Joel said something that struck me. He said something along the lines of “You go to college for 4 years, get your degree, and you end up working at the bakery in Tops for $.50 more an hour than a high school graduate. What’s the point?”
Since then I’ve been wanting to write something having to do with how degrees are meaningless since everyone has them. The competition in job markets have sky-rocketed, and tons of college graduates end up in Joel’s position. Seems like institutions of education try to get students to fit a particular mold instead of developing unique talents.
But Ken Robinson says it better, and has some good anecdotes.
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