Higher education discourages me a lot. I have hated college my entire college career because I have always believed it to be a business rather than a service designed to better the lives of individuals and our communities. I owe no debt to any school for the education I have pursued but I know plenty of others that have. I have also transferred between different universities and had credits lost because once school doesn’t accept the validity of the education I received at the school before. This for me has been a huge source of discouragement as a nontraditional student.
I genuinely have had an array of professors as a college student, some that are invested in their student’s education and others who could care less if anyone in their class learns anything at all. It is a challenge to learn when others lack the desire to teach. A few semesters back I had a marketing professor tell me how ads in newspapers were still all the rage and that social media marketing was a fad that would die out. I tend to disagree with that professor’s views. I wish there were more professionals in residence who taught the fast-moving subjects of the world. My three favorite instructors have been working professionals by day and professors by night.
I write this out of pure frustration for the higher education system because my classes have “expired” and now my school is asking me to retake more classes that I have already taken in the past. It angers me to no end this is the school I have decided to attend and the educational system around us is designed to take money from students and toss them into lifelong debt for a career that might not even pay off their school debt.
Watch this and think a little:
PS I have no student loan debt but I hate the system either way.