Do you believe college today should be more important in society than it was sev

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  1. Ben Graves profile image80
    Ben Gravesposted 7 years ago

    Do you believe college today should be more important in society than it was several decades ago?

    This is something that is debated a lot, I think, but should a college education and degree be as crucial as it is today, much more so than it was in the latter half of the 1900s?

  2. bulkdive profile image59
    bulkdiveposted 7 years ago

    I think it is the education that is the key component, not the degree. The degree may never get you that dream job, but the education makes you a better human being and enriches the life experience. Or it can make you a cynical bastard like me wink

  3. Npasternack profile image72
    Npasternackposted 7 years ago

    College is much more important now then several decades ago. You could be one of the brightest minds in our society with some of the most innovative ideas, but without some form of credibility (a degree or credential), few people will take you seriously. Employers look for credentials and experience in the pre interview process. Without a degree, it doesn't matter how intelligent you are: you wont be considered. People look at those with a college education differently then those who did not seek higher education. I think its like a black mark on your social status if you do not complete some form of higher education.

  4. NathanielZhu profile image71
    NathanielZhuposted 7 years ago

    College degrees are certainly looked at more now than before, but I believe college degrees ought to be looked at much less.

    Nowadays, everything that can be learned in the best of colleges (harvard, mit, etc) can be learned on the internet at the click of a button.
    In this bad economy, it makes sense that a person may know a lot without actually having a degree and besides, just look at the top college graduates. Many like former president bush failed horribly. Others like Bill Gates didn't even graduate or FaceBook inventor Mark Zuckerburg only got a Bachlor's degree, yet these two people are world renown and contributed hugely to society.

    College education isn't what it used to be. Many college graduates say that learn more on their own than what colleges teach. College education is outdated and shouldn't be relied upon as much as its reputation suggests.

  5. Jinesh07 profile image59
    Jinesh07posted 7 years ago

    I think that education now is not as directly useful as in the past. Nowadays people use the fact they have a degree as a signal to employers that they are an intelligent individual rather than the fact they have gained any particular or unique skills from that education. Fifty years ago, a lot less people were going to college or university so it was a much bigger symbol of your ability than now.

  6. profile image0
    Gusserposted 6 years ago

    After 12 years of indoctrination, why would you need more? I always hired someone with hands on before book learnin. Even my management had to start at the bottom.


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