[rescue] Mainframe on eBay
velociraptor at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 15:03:39 CDT 2005
On 9/21/05, Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com> wrote:
> velociraptor wrote:
> > On 9/21/05, Barry Keeney <barryk at chaoscon.com> wrote:
> >> Too many kids go into fields they like without understanding
> >>the likely job market they'll enter with that degree.
> > I disagree, entirely. A university education is not intended to
> > be trade school, though that is what everyone is trying to turn
> > them into it seems. Universities and colleges are supposed to
> > be producing well-rounded individuals that can go into the world
> > and make their way, whatever field they choose, not prepare
> > individuals for a specific job in their chosen field.
> Unfortunately, many secondary learning institutions are now turning out
> graduates who can't formulate coherent thoughts or sentences.
I know, I have to read their crappy emails every day--they can't
string together two sentences.
And that's my point--whatever happen to well rounded? Teaching to tasks
is not what universities and colleges were designed to do.
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