University Education As A Pyramid Scheme
May 23, 2008, 03:10 AM
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From The Atlantic, an anonymous article by a Professor X, who teaches English 101 at a couple of unselective colleges to people who can't learn to form coherent paragraphs:

In the Basement of the Ivory Tower

The idea that a university education is for everyone is a destructive myth. An instructor at a �college of last resort� explains why.

Much of modern higher education today has many of the hallmarks of a pyramid scheme—Elite English professors were paid by Professor X. (via grad school tuition) to get his Ph.D. which is only good for teaching the unteachable—except that nobody's getting rich.