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Last by old timer on Aug 08, 2011, 11:15am
So maybe I'm not the best person to ponder this question, given that I already have several college degrees.
Or, perhaps, that makes me emminently qualified to answer this question.
Either way, the following article by John Stossel
got me thinking (which is always a dangerous thing).
Now, we're not talking about refusing to teach children. Rather, the question revolves around the importance and worth of a college education. Stossel is right when he states that professors at universities, most universities at any rate, care more about research than teaching. After all, it is what their career is measured by, and they'd be foolish to ignore it. However, I believe that there are any number of colleges and universities where the teachers are more dedicated to the task of teaching the next generation, than performing research.
I just never attended one.
My education is the product of two state schools, which both have extremely well-funded federal research programs. Did I get a good education? I think I did, but I'd say that came more from my graduate coursework. My undergraduate education revolved around rote memorization an . . . More