College is a waste of money, argues Zac Bissonnette, a U Mass-Amherst student, because 46 percent of students never complete a degree. A sophomore, he has friends who have dropped out already, with thousands of dollars in debt. (However, it’s fallacious to argue that 46 percent of college funding is wasted: Most drop-outs quit in their first year, often after their first semester.)
Mark Steyn, writing on The Corner, thinks young people should spend less time on education and more on procreation.
It’s taken for granted that our bodies mature much earlier than our great-grandparents so we all need access to condoms and abortion by Fifth Grade, but apparently our minds need longer than ever, and in some cases until early middle age. So we enter adolescence much sooner and leave it a decade or more later.
. . . in America, so-called “expanding opportunities for college” is an obvious crock to absolve high schools of their failure to educate.