Today’s college is yesterday’s junior high, writes Burt Prelutsky on Townhall. Only it costs a lot more.
Millions and millions of 18-year-olds are being herded like sheep to the ivy-covered pens. These are people who have no intention of becoming scientists, engineers, mathematicians, architects, physicians or lawyers. So, assuming they canâ€™t dribble a basketball or run with a football, what the heck are they doing at what we might call trade schools for the elite?
How is it that society decided one fine day that everyone has to waste four years getting a diploma? The truth is, these days a liberal arts education is essentially no education at all. Itâ€™s a catch-all that can include such feel-good curriculums as black studies, Chicano studies, and even lesbian studies. There are classes devoted to comic books, science fiction, burlesque, and TV shows of the 50s.
If your child wants a liberal arts education, “give him a library card and wish him all the best,” Prelutsky suggests.
I suspect good students who major in liberal arts get a better education than mediocre students who choose a practical major, such as business. What do you professors think?