Of Birds and Frogs

October 28, 2015 -

In today’s Communique, I wrote about the downside of focusing only on the short-term economical benefits of attending college. Here is an excerpt:

"At the root of this narrow focus is a fear for our economic security, and for the economic security of future generations. A broader education, however, may be the best response during uncertain times. A narrow focus on a rigid path aimed at a particular occupation is not well suited to a rapidly changing and unpredictable job market. A robust general education, and a rigorous experience regardless of major, better prepares a student to face a greater range of opportunities. A broader view allows students to follow the path to greater fulfillment, and therefore also to increased learning and self-awareness. A broader view of the purpose of college allows us to see the other rewards that make our journey worthwhile."

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