February 06, 2014

The Cult of University, Ctd Barack Obama

In the video above and here, Obama lays into the cult of university. He says:
"The problem is that a lot of young people no longer see trades and skilled manufacturing as a viable career. But I promise you, folks can earn a lot more potentially with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree."
Barack Obama has previously entered the debate on law school, see here. A PhD student objected to Obama here. As I noted previously here:
"Attending 8 hours of lectures per week in an arts/humanities/social 'science' course is a waste of £27,000 except for the academically gifted."
Previous posts on the cult of university here, here, here and here. Also with The Sunday Times, apprenticeships and comments from young people here, and here on the effect of bringing university to the masses. In the Huffington Post here.

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