Abandon Student “Warehouses”
I was reading through Richard Branson’s book Like A Virgin and came across an interesting paragraph.
“In many fields (except maybe medicine) the duration of university degree courses could and should be shortened, enabling skilled people to move into the workplace more quickly, and, in countries like the US, with a less crippling student-loan burden. Colleges have become warehouses, storing students for as long as possible instead of preparing them effectively and efficiently for productive work.”
I found this an interesting piece and started thinking, is there a real reason why the majority of programs are 4 year colleges? Are the programs designed to keep you there for 4 years and you just have to fill it with classes that are good enough for you to pass and slightly relevant to your degree? I have not done college so I don’t have first hand experience here. What do you think, would it be better to have 2 year programs that give you what you need to know to be an expert in your degree and the rest is up to you to learn?
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