There are few things more condescending and destructive than those who have benefited from an expensive and intensive college education arguing that others need not bother about such benefits for themselves.
Now that I'm in the tech sector, I work with plenty of successful people who don't have degrees at all. So let me save you the time -- up to four years -- and tell you what I've learned outside the classroom.
When most people hear about a college-aged kid skipping college, they aren't reminded of Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. They think of an aimless eighteen-year-old who sleeps the day away and lacks real purpose.
A four-year degree program is certainly not a good a fit for everyone, and we clearly need a broader array of high-quality postsecondary options. Unfortunately, Thiel's provocative brainchild does nothing to inform this debate.
Co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, is encouraging going cold turkey. Instead of fighting the war against drug addiction, the vice here is conservatism, being ordinary and taking the safe route in life.
Seniors embody a vast reservoir of skills, talent and wisdom that we gratuitously salute but do not harness for productive roles. How can seniors save American education and insure a 21st century-ready workforce?
Nearly seven in ten Americans enroll in some form of postsecondary education. That's a record number, but it obscures another reality: Colleges are getting more people to start a race they cannot finish