Since I remember myself I’ve heard my parents go nuts about how important education is. From the day one I went to school I knew something didn’t seem right, it was always about teaching children how to behave themselves, not about actually learning anything. Those who were submissive were always getting the best grades, we did have a couple of teachers that were exceptions, but that was it. That went on to college, only in college it was absolutely about your behavior, your knowledge didn’t even matter at all. Just sit down, shut up & behave, that’s it. Fast forward to the real world; every job that I was able to get was based on the skills I’ve learned completely on my own, every dime I’ve earned had nothing to do with my college education. The only help I’ve got from school were my math skills & ability to read and write. The only help I had from college was wasted time & possibly many health problems due to how irritating and aggravating it was. I cant believe people pay money for it or get in serious debts for it. Bureaucracy is all it really is. You pay with your money & time for them to give you a piece of certification that says “you’ve been there”.
The reality is that the notion “school” has been long ruined. It’s not the school like Socrates knew it, when people who had a common interests gathered together to exchange ideas & worked on things they were interested & enjoyed. Now it’s that place that you have to go, because you’ve been told so, that has those people in it that have the power to poison your life because you may disagree with them or have a different point of view or just because they simply don’t like you. Nobody is interested in students point of view, in fact you better keep them to yourself if you want to survive. Sure, there are professors exceptions, but that why you call them exceptions. Me, personally, I haven’t met any of those exceptions through 4 years in college.
Unfortunately, there is no solution to this problem, since too many people bought into the idea that having “education” is very important. The key word here is education, nobody seems to understand that learning something & education have parted their ways. The bubble of insanely expensive college education keeps growing, and frankly, the faster it grows the better. It has to burst. Once the majority of these college educated kids default on their loans, people will finally have no choice other than to rethink & reevaluate the importance of college education. Sure, it will get ugly for a while, but only ugly things can change the flow of the river.