posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 02:08 AM
While I understand the importance of a degree, I feel a majority of degrees are better taught via experience in the work place (such as hospitality,
communications, film production, photography, business, etc.). There are a myriad of examples of successful entrepreneurs, photographers, directors,
etc. who did not obtain any college degree in their career-field.
The scariest fact I can provide is the fact that one of the easiest degrees to obtain, an education degree, is filled with nothing more than
men/women who can party and get drunk six nights out of the week and still obtain straight A's (at least at my current university). These are the
future leaders of our children, yet they were able to breeze through college. I personally know three future educators and they are making scrap books
and elementary level science fair projects which count as final exam grades. In other words, the projects these people were doing during the early
years of their life count as final exams for them now during their senior year of college, which should essentially make them unqualified
I will never understand why a future educator at any level of schooling is able to teach after 4 years of b.s. classes (b.s. does not stand for
bachelor of sciences if you catch my drift), while any kind of doctor requires 8+ years of schooling (not just medical doctors). If educators were
required more schooling before they were able teach our children, the future of this world would be looking much more radiant and vibrant than what it
currently looks like.
In summary of this little rant, I definitely agree that a major reform is needed towards how society looks at university-level education as a whole.