With this topic “How Does College Education add value to the economy?” What your mind thinking of?
I think that is a really important point.
Is the objective to add value to THE ECONOMY or to add value to THE INDIVIDUAL.
Humans exist to serve THE ECONOMY!
Suppose the economy runs on lies but most people are not supposed to figure out the lies. They are supposed to be suckers used by the system.
When do we hear any economists suggest that accounting be mandatory in schools? And yet they talk about consumers being RATIONAL. The also talk about Adam Smith being in favor of enlightened self interest. But double-entry accounting is 700 years old and that was among the first things corporations used computers for in the 50’s. So wouldn’t mandatory accounting enlighten children? If it is 700 years old how hard can it be?
The Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh From the Lemonade Stand
Radically Simple Accounting by Madeline Bailey
Does this make sense?
I think education has changed too much since the 50s and not for the better. It’s a source of jobs for educators, many of whom are not very good at it and it seems a lot of best ones quit. But those that stay behind keep dishing out the same old propaganda.
The trouble with being a kid is that you think adults know what they are talking about. The trouble with most adults is that what they say may have made some degree of sense 20 or 30 years before they say it. Is their thinking up to date with what is happening RIGHT NOW?
This was education 20 years ago:
But this is what some educators were writing 50 years ago:
So why don’t we have a National Recommended Reading List? I wonder how many grade schools kids, if exposed to such a list, would regard college as a waste of time by the time they were 18 years old.
Children and educators must now deal with these:
Will loading the RIGHT STUFF on them burst the education bubble?
A 32 gigabyte microSD can hold from 3,000 to 90,000 books depending on the size, format and amount of graphics and pictures. That is not counting audio and video. So is conventional education obsolete but professional educators do not want to see 90% of their industry go up in smoke? Gimme that olde time science fiction.