The Death of American Self-Education

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

A great read over at The Imaginative Conservative on the struggles of Western civilization and American society to get the right grades and not to learn properly:

With very few exceptions, your ticket onto a successful career path is not your demonstrated knowledge, ability, and potential; it’s how high of a college degree you have, and even more importantly, where you got that degree. As Mangla pointed out, in spite of Silicon Valley’s supposed predilection for autodidacts, their firms “are the least pliant in their credentialing requirements… seventy-seven percent of postings indicated an educational status. Of those positions, ninety-eight percent requested either a bachelor’s or master’s degree.”