Skip to comments.Why You Should Quit College
Posted on 11/29/2011 8:06:19 AM PST by UltraConservative
Young people spend their time in college getting high, getting drunk, and getting off. So why shouldnt they major in it? This seems to be the philosophy of Yale University, where a doctoral candidate is leading a course titled Dance Music and Nightlife Culture in New York City. The class includes DJ speakers, trips to chic clubs Le Bain and the Boom Boom Room, and a seminar on Looks, Doors and Guest Lists: Getting Past the Velvet Rope. The teacher, Madison Moore, says hes worried about whether people will think this is serious. But its not just about getting drunk. Its about the history of it, the Harlem cabarets, understanding race, gender, sex, Prohibition and the law. For just the bargain basement price of $53,070per annum, you can attend Yale and partake in such glorious and insightful learning.
With a $200,000+ degree in Clubbing, no wonder so many college students are joining Occupy Wall Street, where they are calling for jobs commensurate with their educational achievements. The problem is this: they already have jobs commensurate with their educational achievements. They are sitting in a park doing nothing for no pay. Sounds fair when all you know how to do is bat your eyelashes at bouncers.
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If someone's willing to pay $200k for an accredited degree in "clubbing", someone's willing to offer it.
Hey, the nightclub industry is business. With the right education (however obtained) coupled with talent and tenacity, one could make a LOT of money. $200k might be a bargain ... probably not for most unmotivated students, but those willing to do the work of learning, proving, and executing could reap rich rewards.
College is an investment. Make a stupid investment and expect to lose everything with no return. Make a good investment, and perhaps work a little while you are in school, and you’ll leave with something that is an asset to you the rest of your life.
Is that Tiesto?
Hard to believe that 20-somethings used to be considered a mature adult, intelligent and responsible. That once upon a time, a man who was 20 was expected to marry, raise a family, embark on a career and own a home. They were a ‘man’ and accepted responsibility, and worked to earn their way.
Today, if the 20-something doesn’t poop on the carpet, we feel the need to reward them.
I hate big government but here’s a regulation I’d like to see.
All public colleges and universities should be required to publish potential employment and salary information for each degree program they offer. This information must come from an objective third party source just like your credit history.
In other words, next to “Bachelors of Arts in Studies of Gay Political Leaders” I expect to see:
Job Opportunities: 0
Potential Salary: $0.00
My goal is that my now-toddlers each start a business and own a home (however humble) by end of high school. Kid wants to party? open a nightclub. Start at the top, not the bottom.
Depends on a lot of variables, most notable what you want to do. If you want to be an accountant, engineer, doctor, lawyer, professor, business manager, vetrinarian, astronaut, officer in the military, banker, or a bureaucrat, you probably should not quit college. If you want to be a stay at home mom, auto mechanic, HVAC tech, ship fitter, coal miner, retail clerk, salesman, or you have no idea what you want to do, you are wasting your money.
I saw him in Amsterdam in 2000 with about 10 other world class DJ’s. Sven Vath, Jeff Mills, Tiesto, Carl Cox ets. in the same night at the same event. After that, events just weren’t the same.
No. That’s the student’s - to wit customer’s - problem.
To the contrary (or maybe to your point from the other direction) colleges are becoming legally obligated to say “we promise nothing regarding what this degree - or any degree - will get you.”
Yeah, I was scratching my head over the title being unrelated to the article. That a school offers a goofy degree is no reason to quit.
...and I’m inclined to insist it’s what you do with the degree - any degree - that matters. A degree is a ticket to begin the race, not a guaranteed win.
[insert seething jealousy here]
That is not a business class. They aren’t learning anything about business.
Getting $200,000 in college loans from the government and spend the rest of your life with OWS demanding it be forgiven and the taxpayers stuck with it is “supply and demand”??
Post of the morning!! LOLs!
I have to assume you have to be 21 to take this course but then again, colleges seem to be above the law sometimes.
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