Saturday, May 31, 2014

Dr. Anthony Bradley - In Praise of Trade Schools

Dr. Anthony Bradley, writing for the Acton Institute, raises the question of whether or not Americans are missing something with our obsession with obtaining degrees. He opines that when all is said and done, the economy needs skills, not degrees.

Our obsession with the American Dream, as a means of achieving a life of comfort and ease, has distracted us from the fact that the world’s economy doesn’t need adults simply with college degrees so much as it needs people with skills. Real skills. Skills that contribute and facilitate human flourishing. Traditional college settings can serve as a wonderful opportunity for some to cultivate their minds, hearts, and souls, but it is important to remember that trade and technical schools do the same as well.

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