Some time ago, higher education advocates lost the battle to define and justify a college education for anything other than the size of the paycheck when signing up for the first job. Forget the broadening and deepening of the mind, the ability to know and understand the world around you, the long-term benefits of communicating and computing in a technical world searching for meaning and relevancy beyond technology.
The posting below is one that I considered passing up. In my line of work, why remind anyone of the numbers reported in this news story about what happens to far too many of our graduates? But I report and comment on it because I do think we must remind ourselves that we cannot judge the utility of a college education in the first year or so after graduation. I’m afraid that is what this news report implies. (more…)