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  •  Unfortunately many of our colleges and (1+ / 0-)
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    universities have become "trade schools" where narrow "education" for a profession has trumped real education. Once there were required courses for all majors in history, social sciences, science--all the fields--with real prospect of flunking out before ever reaching the upper level courses narrowing on the major study. By the 1980s I was running into multiple advanced degree holders with limited vocabulary and nearly clueless about any subject outside their narrow fields.

    Though some people could always get through the system with enough cash backing these increasingly common examples of credentialed people flailing outside their narrow fields indicated to me the old system of weeding out those without broad basic knowledge was no longer in effect.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 03:15:30 AM PST

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