Is Education Worth the Money

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Is Education Worth The Money Jonathan Cain, president of the Thiel Foundation, says a college degree no longer makes a résumé unique, and kids' time and money are best spent elsewhere (Oliver St. John). Right now, there is a kid finishing Parent Conferences, in a heated discussion with his mother. Asking why he would have to study subjects he would never, ever use in his life? And she will look at him, blank-eyed, let out a sigh, think for a second - and then lie. She will say something along the lines of "To get a god job, you need a degree; and these subjects will help you to get a degree. We never had these chances when I was young." “Real education is the one which enables you to think for yourself and apply what you have learned. Purely knowing facts and being able to effectively remember and recall them isn't being educated. To be educated is being able to make your own decisions and form your own opinions about things. It is the imparting of skills that enable you to succeed in any field of human endeavor and make your original contribution (Omkar Phatak).” “Ultimately Success Is All About Self Belief. No institution can provide better education than life itself (Gray Pilgrim).” And he will reply: "But weren’t you young a long time ago - mom?" And she did not respond; although what he suggests makes perfect sense: That society's needs would've changed over the last 20 years. But she would ignore him, grab at his hand harder, and drag him to the car. But what she doesn't know; is that she didn't ignore him, just to shut him up. She didn't lie because they were just returning from Parent Conferences, and an argument in the hallway would look bad on her resume. She won't lie because she just spent the last hour convincing a firm -faced teacher that she will ensure that her child studies more. No. She will lie, simply because she doesn't know any
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