Einstein once said: Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there will ever be to know and understand.”
Yet Pre-graduate curriculums are so heavily knowledge based it slows down ingenuity and imagination all so the student can be trained in institutional thinking. Could this be why there are so many “sheeple” in the USA?
The most significant challenge for a college student in today’s world is taking the acquired skills and education, then applying them to the workforce. Many students who graduate college today with thousands of dollars and college debt and little direction or preparedness for the real world and job force.
Students are led to believe that if they follow the path which leads through college and get the degree that high paying jobs are around the next bend.
Many are discovering that it is in fact not that easy. This problem stems from the fact that educational institutions are offering too many filler classes with easy material, which helps out very little in the real world.
What students need is a steady dose of in the field training as well as academic knowledge. A lot less propaganda and more relevant courses.
Pre-graduate students should be doing more independent research on material pertinent to their degree program to develop their own theories instead of focusing on other theories throughout time, which could be proven false in time.
Instead of dragging students through the same course material repeatedly class after class burying the student in debt there needs to be more challenges for pre-graduate students instead of waiting for them to get to Post-graduate programs.
Students should be doing more independent research studies similar to what they would do in a post grad program, improving the student’s education while not burying them in debt.
Students aren’t getting what they pay for:
The purpose of college is to unify people under a common understanding of the most applicable knowledge of the time. Education can serve as a blue print for a student who studies a specific field to have the foundation and groundwork to be prepared when entering into the job force.
With that said I believe that there has been an emphasis put on supporting the institutional beliefs of people who hold the power in particular fields.
I would say that this has led to opinionated educational tactics by special interest groups which may have ulterior motives. These young minds are in school not questioning the institution because they believe these to be the truth.
The brain-washing of an institution or university is perceived as the absolute truth especially by younger students. Once this is ingrained in their minds this builds them into people who think the way the institution taught them and raised them to think (that is the point of school to think like the institution?)
Of course I don’t believe this to be the case always, but how many times did you take easy courses which you knew you could have avoided? Looking back would you say you were fed propaganda that made you think in ways that you grew to believe not really the case as you gained wisdom?
How the education system is failing to educate yet succeeding in burying students in debt.