College and politics

Looking to USA, this should scare a lot of people:

Sure, it is driven by Republican’s changing the view on colleges, and if we follow the predominant narrative in Europe about Americans, this is due to identity politics and the current American president.

But just wait till the American public wakes up to the fact of what their educational system has become. The current effect is that many students end up with crippling debt and unusable degrees, permanently destroying the middle class.

Last year I talked with a British friend whose daughter was heading to university and we talked about student debts. I was surprised that the British students commonly end up with even greater debts than the American.

There is a good reason why colleges and universities should be financially available for the general population, and also why they shouldn’t be run like businesses.

Unfortunately, in Denmark, they are mostly available for the middle class and up and we have begun to introduce business concepts to their management. We always copy the bad ideas from USA.

This entry was posted in Other and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.