A British Educator Says Higher Ed Oversold There

by George Leef

In this Spiked column, British educator David Perks wonders, “Why are we so intent on sending half the school population to university anyway?”

His piece echos the point made by Hacker and Dreifus in Higher Education? that students who go to college just for a bit of occupational training or to “find themselves” are making poor use of their time and money.