Tag Archives: Education

A Competent Society from the Ground Up

US Government Schools Designed to Destroy Young Minds A monstrous zombie bureaucracy in Washington DC controls the government school system, and strongly influences education throughout the US.  Over the decades, the zombies have destroyed young minds by the millions.  But … Continue reading

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Advanced Brain Training Helps Make Dangerous Children a Potent Force

The following article is adapted from recent postings on The Dangerous Child On “Videogames” That Help Dangerous Children become more Dangerous Adam Gazzaley’s (MD, PhD) talk on optimising the human mind using advanced tools of cognitive neuroscience begins at about … Continue reading

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Universities Overproducing PhDs

Median Salaries and Employability of PhDs Falling A PhD isn’t what it used to be. Almost 40% of new recipients of PhDs are left with only stopgap jobs or job prospects. Taxi drivers and bartenders, for example, are becoming much … Continue reading

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A Thoroughly Corrupt System of Rent-Seeking and Academic Lobotomy, with Some Alternatives

… the cost of university per student has risen by almost five times the rate of inflation since 1983, and graduate salaries have been flat for much of the past decade. Student debt has grown so large that it stops … Continue reading

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Learning to Transcend Failure is a Necessary Part of Growing Up

The following article is adapted from a posting published earlier on The Dangerous Child blog How Can Children Master Financial Skills by Age 18? Humans learn best by trying — by going out on the limb for something. Early tries … Continue reading

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What is the Best Return on Investment from US Colleges and Universities?

In the past, college was a ticket to a brighter future. Now, it’s a ticket to immense debt and an uncertain financial future for far too many students. Student loan debt in the U.S. has now topped $1 trillion. According … Continue reading

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Universities are Doomed, College is Revolting

… most schools just don’t do a very good job anymore. They are four year summer camps for kids who got trophies for showing up. Now, they get degrees for showing up. Gone are most course requirements and core curricula, … Continue reading

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A Coming Disruption in Education

From “The Futurist” blog comes a provocative essay on the future of education entitled “The Education Disruption: 2015“. (via Xenosystems) It is worth reading the entire essay, although I have excerpted some of the parts that I feel especially important. … Continue reading

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Higher Education Unplugged

Where is higher education heading? A credential, like any common currency, is valued only because of the collective agreement to assign it value. The value of a college degree has been in question since the Great Recession, but there have … Continue reading

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Buying Credentials: A Poor Substitute for Education

Despite $1 trillion in college loan debt, there is no sign that US college students are being well educated. They study less, lack quantitative reasoning skills, are poor at critical thinking, and attempt to balance binge drinking and laying about … Continue reading

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Don’t Raise Your Children to be Wage Slaves

There are a number of disadvantages to working at a job, that is, working for a company or for someone else. Job security is never perfect, and in the days of Obama, uncertainty is an unwelcome guest in a growing … Continue reading

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