Class Struggle: encouraging people who want to limit challenge for all

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/28/2010

Patrick Welsh is wrong about too many going to college

Morgan and Welsh make the mistake of seeing college as nothing more than a route to certain careers, unnecessary for those who, as Morgan says, “fix our cars and computers and clean up oil spills in Louisiana.” The life-long benefits of four years studying the world, testing one’s interests and communing with other thoughtful young adults seem lost on them. What do they say of other vital life choices that can cost as much as college and still have little connection to future job prospects? Would Morgan or Welsh argue that starting a family, joining a church or buying a home are similarly a waste of time?

By Jay Mathews  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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