40 years ago we had a great education system. Learning was affordable and employers offered higher paying jobs to those with degrees. Not anymore.
The average annual college tuition is over $50,000 per year and employers are measuring candidates less on knowledge and more on portfolio or experience. Young adults need to start thinking for themselves instead of enrolling because “my parents want me to have a degree”. Furthermore, it's putting our young adults in massive debt. Two thirds of the graduating population to be exact. School loan debt now ranks #2 at $1.2 trillion only to be surpassed by mortgage loans.
The golden model of “go to college and get a good job” is not longer gold. It's rusty and broken.
With the intersection of the internet and a weak economy, everything has changed. Learning is free and if you're willing to work for it, you'll find yourself a pretty sweet career. The video below both made me laugh and cringe. I hope this truth telling satire makes you question your choice to enroll.
What do you think of the current college system? Pending you're not talking to a doctor, lawyer, or teacher would you recommend college to someone? Let me know in the comments below.