DailyDirt: Educations? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Educations!
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
The solution to a variety of problems always seems to point to better education. But what do we do when education itself is the problem? There are folks who are trying to shift schools more towards vocational training camps, but some educators still think that the goal of education isn't just to create more employees. Here are just some interesting links on the topic of learning.
- The "default" undergrad degree seems to be a business major -- since about 20% of bachelor degrees given are to business students. The second most popular degrees go to social science and history majors. [url]
- Internationally, the US doesn't rank at the top of science, reading or math tests. But if there was a test for arguing the validity of those scores, the US would win hands down... [url]
- An editor at The Atlantic points out an interesting discussion over whether students should be forced to read certain books. Perhaps nothing should be forced upon students...? [url]
- To discover more interesting education-related content, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]