CDZ The College Bubble Bust, How Bad is it?

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    Having a generic degree has been a disaster for quite a while but some analysts are claiming that it has taken a turn for the worse and I didn't think that was possible. Anyone know what's going on and willing to explain the problem? I mean what does it matter if the liberal arts colleges close?
     
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    We're already having a hard time competing against asia and the rest of the world...This would mean the downfall of our country.
     
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    Other than getting a degree for one of the major professions, colleges are only good for meeting hot chicks and getting drunk. But not everyone is going to be a doctor, a lawyer, an architect, etc. The real problem is that universities themselves have been somewhat unable to keep up with the rapidly changing modern world.

    The other elephant in the room that few seem to discuss is the fact that many disruptive businesses are slowly killing off jobs. Analysts, pundits and talking heads are too busy singing their praises, I guess. The cold ruthless double edged sword of technological advances is a big factor as well. At the same time though, there are still many companies that won't hire people unless they have a bachelors degree in something at least.
     
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    Oh, wow, right wingers again calling for the end of education.
     
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    It does not and you only half to look to Mexico for the results of socialist education. They offer degrees in how to be clean and dress right. That offers degrees for baby sitting and cleaning a house.
     
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    It is difficult for a private or even public institution to turn down $$,$$$ or even $$$,$$$ for a "generic degree" even if they would rather be issuing a more focused or scientific degree.

    I am aware of the pay to graduation state universities in the area and now I am in a position to hire folks or not based on that.

    Capitalism should make these degrees less desirable. Off course the internet makes capitalism work like a race to the bottom with many products....
     
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    There is a difference between well-educated and well-trained.
     
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    A mechanic has to take care of how many years and models vs. The two basic models of human a physician repairs and the mechanic is considered the dumber of the two? I knew that was off base Now the whole shooting match of higher education has gone to hell?
     
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    College curriculums will have to adapt. So far they haven't had to because incoming students and their parents haven't been savvy enough to demand a better value for the six figures they are shelling out. I think we are about 5 years away from seeing real change in college education. But right now I still see high school age kids and their parents blindly applying to college X, Y and Z with little thought given to "what is the payback on this investment"?
     
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    A generic degree? Most universities provide a "generic degree" unless it is necessary to answer the requirements of some other accreditation.

    What Can You Do With That (Useless) Liberal Arts Degree? A Lot More Than You Think

    Sure, there are a few degrees (like philosophy) that go nowhere. A bachelor degree in psychology doesn't do anything. Some degrees you need to be independently wealthy to pursue because they fall into the begging for funding category. But, the pretense that liberal arts majors are useless came out of the last financial crisis. Legal has been outsourced and off shored, banking has been off shored, etc. and so on. Hell, teaching was destroyed when it was decided a degree wasn't needed.

    But, what's funny is that IT was destroyed, majoring in sciences isn't all that anymore because R&D was off shored. California hired engineers from China even though there was/is more than enough local. And we get to watch nursing destroyed.

    So, the name of the game is to destroy the jobs and then point fingers at people and pretend it didn't happen or pull some excuse out of the behind and label it economics........the softest science there is. It's almost as good a line as we have to go to war in the ME because you drive.
     
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