“The Rich Want to Keep You Dumb,” Francesca Fiorentini (Newsbroke)

I’m not sure I agree with all of the points presented here …  Precisely what does it mean to be “educated?”  A university education is a formal education.  What about people anywhere along the political spectrum who are self-educated?

Furthermore, I submit that the value of any college education would vary according to the institution, the student’s course of study, and his or her academic success — not to mention the graduate’s ability to retain and apply what he or she has learned.  It seems to me that the people decrying formal education and the people who are defending it are both oversimplifying things.

Nevertheless, most of points that Fiorentini makes here are pretty compelling:



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