Significance of university- Is worth?
What do we expect from the institutes?
Welcome to this second-part in this two-part blog on ‘is college worth it?’
So what do we mean when talking about education more fun and interesting? Well, let us take a practical example. The two main criticisms of university put out by various commentators is:
1) Of a time cost – the amount of time you spent in University. Some say it is too long.
2) Its financial cost – it costs too much. Many students are graduating with tens of thousands in debt these days.
What policy really helps us really explore and can help us touch upon education outside of the institutions that we have already built. What do I mean by that?
This is a more detailed practical example. Let us say hypothetically, we have to learn about education policy and let’s say a charming young man puts a little video online about education policy and I watched it. You can reach it with the internet connection from your home for virtually free whereas a University lecturer will take place with an old man at the front of the lecture room with a rather large salary and even larger building.
Another example of this kind of this poor thinking policy is in terms of time…
Okay, so we are all grouped by age in the university or school system, but why? For example, let’s say, you were really strong in history (or some other subject which was your favourite) when you were young, say, twelve, but you still had to sit with a bunch of idiot twelve year olds who knew nothing about history. How is that efficient to your learning or their learning?
So to sum up our points!
When we ask the question “Is the University worth it?” we are essentially asking the wrong question. You get two points down in this social and economic cost and benefits of this degree versus that degree, and it is just not productive to the debate. Without question, mass education for all has been nothing but a benefit for the entirety of mankind. The question we should be asking ourselves is how can we get this great experience of learning stuff regardless of what it is, whether it is sociology or chemical engineering, how can we get it so everyone can share that experience to the lowest social and economic cost we can manage?
Thank you for reading.
If you are confused by anything we said because we it was quite an incoherent piece then please feel free to post your comments below and we will try to answer. If you are interested in education policy like in a broader sense, then you’ll have to ask those questions as well. Thanks for reading again.