Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This Week's "Anxious Bench" Post at Patheos: "Why College?"

Leon Wieseltier is the literary editor of The New Republic.  If you do not read him regularly you should.  Sometimes Wieseltier will make you angry, but he will always make you think.

In the December 31 issue of the magazine he extolls the virtue of a college education while at the same time attacking the “uncollege” movement.  Led by author Dale J. Stephens, the leaders of this movement are telling promising young high school students to avoid college and pursue lives of entrepreneurship a’ la Jobs, Gates, and Zuckerberg.  Here is a taste of Wieseltier’s column:

Read the rest here.

1 comment:

Sophie Tyler Neil said...

When you have the chance then go to college! That's another excuse to add along with poverty that hinders the desire of students to go to college, there are companies that can aid you go to college like smart tuition reviews. Jobs, Gates and Zuckerberg are geniuses in their own right so don't expect that anyone that would not go to college would end up having the same path.

Sophie Tyler Neil