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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Disruption of the college model

Excellent article: Disruption of the college model.

The US college experience continues to receive big subsidies - a sacred cow. An overwhelming assumption that one can never lose with a college education - no matter what it costs - no matter what one studies.

If this sacred cow was not protected with so many subsidies it would be a whole new story.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Questioning the Return on Educational Investment

Excellent article from the New York times sent to me from my friend Jay Fitzgerald.

Let's be clear - I am not against college. What I am against is kids going deep into debt to earn a dubious degree over six plus years and then strugling to ever pay off their loans. All the while these kids never consider many of the great alternatives to college like getting a job, starting a small business or learning a trade.