Tuesday, August 20, 2013
In these egalitarian times, our leaders deem it more important to treat everyone equally rather than according to their needs or merit.
In one of the more pernicious manifestations of that, we send millions of academically bewildered or apathetic students to college without even disclosing to them the enormous dollar cost, time cost, failure rate, and opportunity cost.
And of course, there's the cost to the qualified students who must endure a dumbed-down education. Alas, today's egalitarian ethos makes it politically incorrect to worry about the impact of egalitarianism on society's Haves, even though they have the greatest potential to contribute to society.
This article, by Carol Christen, author of What Color is Your Parachute for Teens, presents the statistics more compellingly than I've yet seen. To read it, click HERE.