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Old 08-08-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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Higher education generally has risen faster than inflation and can cost a family a bundle especially if more than one child attends. It seems institutions raised tuition simply because they could knowing that everyone knows you 'need an education'. Question is has our educational institutions met their goal of 'educating' students what with the fact that a college education today doesn't necessarily guarantee a job after a student graduates. And the fact that students tend to have more debt as a result of that education puts the question to whether or not a college education is 'worth it'. Ultimately this all goes to asking what's an 'education' for and are our institutions doing a good job along those lines?
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Question is has our educational institutions met their goal of 'educating' students what with the fact that a college education today doesn't necessarily guarantee a job after a student graduates.

A college education has never guaranteed a job...
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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has our educational institutions met their goal of 'educating' students


a college education today doesn't necessarily guarantee a job after a student graduates.

students tend to have more debt as a result of that education puts the question to whether or not a college education is 'worth it'.
In bold is the question you are asking, none of the rest of text is relevant to that specific question.

I don't know if educational institutions have "met their goal".

The other question is the next bolded text, and the answer is "it depends".

What are your values?
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:26 PM
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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POST Common Core---managing life


PRE Common Core----BEcoming a wage slave
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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What are your values?
Education should absolutely be a part of everyone's life. And I'd like to add 'education' alongside Jefferson's script in the Declaration:

'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, education and the pursuit of happiness'.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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It's a gift of mine that I can tell when someone isn't a good thinker. For example, the end of the OP's very first sentence "especially if more than one child attends" gave me immediate insight into how well of a thinker the OP is...and it was so apparent that I didn't even need to use my gift!

Hey OP, what else would you like to add to famous phrases? Or perhaps you can move on to inventions and add something you think can improve the phonograph.

OK, OK, I'll add a real comment. The OP's thoughts remind me of a few of the people I went to grad school with. They were upset that the program wasn't giving them appropriate enough opportunities to land a gig with the top consulting firms. When I was speaking with the programs director, who was lamenting the complaints, I was confused and asked if this was a job placement agency or an institution of education.

Edit: I think this is better:

'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, guns, and the pursuit of happiness'.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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g-fused..

oh man nah no please not guns...but rather 'e-j-i-k-a-t-i-o-n'...but I'll go for a referendum kid...let's get in ont he ballot!.... ;-)....
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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A college education has never guaranteed a job...
If you heard what high school teachers, guidance counselors and democrats have said over the last 20+ years, you may disagree with that...
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:11 PM
 
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No teachers, guidance counselors or even Democrats I know have ever said that. No one has ever said that to my kids either.
So, yeah... there's nothing to disagree with...
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:54 AM
 
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Education in this country (and this includes 'college') is largely a means of social control.
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