There is no reason why I should be looking at my two kids (Orlando and Lorenzo, today 13 and 10) as potential candidate for some prestigious university. Universities’ nothingness has been evident for many since many years; now it seems less unpopular to display meaningful data in order to spread the argument. This is a recent hit from Harvard Business School (!):
“The cost of a college or university degree is out of control. Despite their questionable performance, tuition at four-year universities has tripled in constant dollars over the past 30 years — a faster rate of increase than much-maligned healthcare — and total U.S. student debt now stands at more than US$1 trillion. Worse still, one out of two recent college graduates is unemployed or working in a job that does not require a degree.”
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May I repeat it? One out of two recent college graduates is unemployed or working in a job that does not require a degree.
Disable university to enable knowledge building and sharing – our kids deserve more than academics.
Some facts: http://www.corriere.it/cronache/13_gennaio_31/universita-matricole-iscritti_50c5b3b0-6ba9-11e2-bfdf-0d9d15b9395f.shtml