By Dave Palmer – There is a widely held myth about the college experience. It goes something like this: Eighteen-year-olds leave their parents’ homes in order to live in dormitories with other 18-year-olds. Over the course of four years, they engage in various hijinks, find themselves, pull a few all-nighters cramming for tests, and eventually emerge with a degree of some kind.
There are two problems with this myth. First, it’s bankrupting middle-class families. Second, it’s undermining our educational system, which, after all, ostensibly exists for the purpose of advancing education, not providing students with an experience. more> http://tinyurl.com/8cod5rc
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