Trade Schools

From George Leef at the National Review Online:

[T]he needless pressure to get educational credentials draws a large number of academically weak and intellectually disengaged students into college. All they want is the piece of paper that gets them past the screening. Most schools have quietly lowered their academic standards so that such students will stay happy and remain enrolled. Consequently, they seldom learn much — many employers complain that college graduates they hire can’t even write a coherent sentence — but most eventually get their degrees.

He is quite right. When colleges and universities are little more than trade schools, then an educated man is no such thing.

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