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Higher Education Not So High? – The Colbert Report: Tue, May 19, 2009

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(and you thought I wouldn’t post whole tv shows here lol)

Ok its a long video but you gotta watch this one. The whole thing is just full of politic funny-ness. Topics that the grown and sexy think about. Nevertheless, the biggest part of this video that I like is that when they start to talk about education.

Don’t get me started on education and how no matter what GOOD college you go to, there is not much difference other than the price and you purchasing their name to be on your degree. Now if I had Harvard on my baccalaureate I am sure I would have never felt the sting of being unemployed for more than a year after September 11, but the actual reality is that for the most part, they don’t know much more than many of the good public schools that you can go to.

When I was taking a class for teaching, I defiantly learned this. In fact, thankfully, many of the professors and the Dean also understood this and made sure they taught us how to APPLY what you learned and to learn more than just THEORY. Skip to the end of the video to hear the “interview” (lol, Colbert fake/real interviews are hilarious).

Might want to get the book too, I think I may give it a read.

Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever (Hardcover)
by Walter Kirn

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