OP is right, but this is nothing new. I estimate that 70% of people who currently go college arent really getting anything from it. Medicine, Law, sciences, math ,education any other profession can be had without college imo
College can have its positives, but it does seem all to often these days a degree places one deep in debt, with fewer job prospects compared to the past. College isn't for everyone. Saw the NYT's had an article the other day on this - concerning college degrees, and our changing economy. Young people need to become more entrepreneurial.
"The New York Times offers some reasons why it isn’t. The debt burden and the opportunity cost in years of a college education are leading Gen Xers to rethink its value. Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg are modern role models for ambitious college dropouts, and programs like UnCollege are helping the young acquire skills and education outside the traditional classroom. Grants like the Thiel Fellowship, which pays students under 20 years old $100,000 to pursue non-college projects, has made life without a college degree more economically viable, at least for a select few with good ideas and lots of entrepreneurial energy.
The NYT article argues that passing on a college education can make sense in an economy that increasingly favors job creation over managerial work:
Even the staunchest critics of college concede that a diploma is still necessary for many professions — law and medicine, clearly, and in many cases, for a Fortune 500 executive, too. But that’s the point: how many more lawyers and middle managers do we need?
“College is training for managerial work, and the economy doesn’t need that many managers,” said Michael Ellsberg, the author of “The Education of Millionaires: Everything You Won’t Learn In College About How to Be Successful.”
Mr. Ellsberg, 35, graduated from Brown University and spent years trying to translate his expertise in post-colonial critical theory into a paying career. So his book tries to impart real-world skills, like salesmanship and networking, which he argues are crucial as white-collar jobs are being downsized or shipped to Bangalore. The future, he added, belongs to job creators, even if the only job they create is their own...."
Yes, while it it true you can teach yourself from the massive amount of resources ( internet lecture vidoes, textbooks), you won't have the piece of paper that employers require you to have. That's the main reason for college....to get a degree.
I am a sheep and let me tell you, we cannot eat pork (pig) or any animal that consumes meat or is beneficial to mankind, like a horse for example. The number one reason for sheep not eating pork is because it is an order from Allah and we must obey his command. Of course people will question so their is a number of logical reasons we cannot. One being that the pig is unclean, sometimes eating its own feces, also pork, bacon, etc. has no nutrients beneficial to the human body. Protein from bacon cannot be digested by the human body, so all your really getting is fat. Also the pig only digests in 8-9 hours and that is bad it is not long enough to take out all the nutrients to benefit and filter the bad stuff. But cows lamb etc take 24-72 hours which means more cleaning. Which would you rather put in your body?
EDIT: lol strong self studying... plural of sheep is sheep, not sheepS.