Friday, July 11, 2008

Elite Education's Disadvantages

While reading one of my favorite blogs, Wilbur Blog, by Greg Wilbur of King's Meadow, I was referred to a fascinating article in The American Scholar titled "The Disadvantages of an Elite Education" by William Deresiewicz. His thesis: "Our best universities have forgotten that the reason they exist is to make minds, not careers."

After reflecting upon the article, I concluded that I've been quite blessed with the majority of my post-secondary education being well-grounded. My bachelor's degree from Johnson Bible College was most definitely from a biblical world view and my graduate work that included Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Grace Theological Seminary, and The Center for the Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean allowed me to continue to pursue my education from that framework.

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