Needing a degree for everything devalues higher education.
The price of higher education
Once reserved for a gentleman and a scholar
Now thanks to capitalism
Opened up to all who take up the offer
The business of teaching
The treadmill of tutelage
The only thing higher, the loans
Degrees, suspect in quality or usage
The outcome of obtaining a degree
We’ve confused the end goal
To be proficient in a field
Instead we’ve sold our soul
Needing a degree for everything
What is their use?
Overqualified and underskilled
Indentured servitude is their noose
What’s the point of being educated?
“Beauty is for the few”
Decadence and degeneration
Rose coloured glasses is their hue
What is the task of all higher education?
To turn man into machine
It’s no longer a privilege
Many going that shouldn’t have been
A prolonged infantilism
To put off adulthood
University, a place of testing, not shelter
Yet many remain in childhood
If one wants slaves
Don’t educate for masters
Educators hired for desired results
Private school nepotistic disasters
The masses best off with
Technical trades and practical skills
Make yourself useful or
A penny for your thoughts, nil
Why bother with history, philosophy, literature?
Where do you go to become learned?
Pick your institutions and mentors wisely
Open and opposing people you will yearn
No substitute for hard work
Reading and experiencing life
No “higher” in higher education
Preference over truth is rife
Students, Educators, the System
Where does the fault lie?
Purpose and responsibility
What future do you want to try?