The College Experience

I loved everything about college – except the classes! I made it through my six years only consuming one beer. That validates you can’t make a blanket statement about everyone, but from my own eyes it’s hard to argue with Matt Walsh’s four main points that he gets to at the 31-minute mark of his message.

This fall my son will be attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. If you’re wondering how a staunch college critic is handling that, I’m in therapy learning coping methods. Seriously, I’m happy for him, knowing he’s college material (unlike I was and MOST other 18-year olds who have no clue what they want to do with their lives). He wants to be a high school teacher and to pursue that profession, for now, you still are forced to have a college degree.

That doesn’t mean that the college system isn’t broken though. Ask ANY employer if the kids coming out of school are qualified to perform the duties the job requires and the answer will be a universal NO!

THEY ALL NEED ON-THE-JOB TRAINING!!!

As Matt eloquently states, “You can’t put a price tag on learning, but colleges do and that price is astronomical and unsustainable.”

As the cost of a degree has progressively risen, the quality of education continues to erode and with that, so does its worth to employers like me.

It’s hard for me to listen to the arguments like Mr Walsh’s that are only getting louder and louder and wonder why so many parents still believe in not only the value of a college education, but also that of the aforementioned “College Experience.”