Black Education / Schools : Colleges Train for Work, Not Thought

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  1. RAPTOR

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    I think it depends on your major. If you major in teaching or accounting then yes your being taught a trade. but if you major in philosophy or one of the humanities then thinking is very important.
     
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    I agree Bootzey ... i think those who say ugly things about higher education ... have none.

    Personally, I do not have a college degree, but I think they are good to have.

    In this day and time it seems that they are required like high school diplomas were in the past.

    That is if one wants to get the best jobs / pay that is available.

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    You know the interviewer and interviewee
    in the video to have no "higher education"?

    And you gathered that they were saying.....,
    "ugly things"about "higher education" in the video?
     
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    Do you think we need colleges and university to focus on getting jobs for people,
    in a society said to be "increasingly plutocratic"?
     
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    I would say yes. You will always have the wealthy, and like now, they will turn a deaf ear to the lower class. Looking at how humanity is in this stage of evolution, you don't work, you don't eat. We are not at the stage where man does good for the sake of man. So if you flood the land with business owners, and not enough workers, that is just as bad. What we need is balance...

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    I shared my opinion on the topic without speaking to the video, its authors, participants, etc.

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    Cool.

    Did you at least watch/listen to the video?
     
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    there are some jobs that it would be impossible to do without a degree. Education, medicine and so forth. Other jobs where you can get by degreeless will always have you making way less than you deserve no matter how good you are at it. So it will always be a positive thing to have
     
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    Wilkerson states that the u.s. is becoming a, if not already, a predatory capitalist state/national
    security state, which wants workers who aren’t going to question things (to think critically about
    issues that impact society I add to it).

    I’ve been saying for some time though more geared to but not limited to high-school and below education,
    is that society has for the many a worker-bee education, while the elites go about educating, and socializing,
    their children to takeover/maintain power that they have accrued. A good book that speaks to this, “preparing
    for power: america’s elite boarding schools”. It’s a sociological work, however the introductory breaks it down.

    So then, is this but an “expansion” of the history of teaching certain folks such as afrikan descended people and
    even poor whites –and let us not forget the indian schools for the native americans, “only to be part of the workforce”,
    ergo that worker-bee education?
     
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