"Reward Hoya Blue. These guys were banging on pots and pans with their shirts off through torrential downpours in an overtime win against Duquesne. That’s the type of spirit that could transform Georgetown into a football school every fall." - The Voice, January 19, 2006
Wouldn't it be a good thing all around if more like 150 colleges shuttered annually? I'm not talking about state schools that are a very cheap means of education for people without much means. Almost all of these schools going bankrupt are private. And let's face it the ones who will be closing down will be the weakest of the bad colleges. Is there any evidence that people are better off spending money and time (which may be worse than money) going to really bad colleges? Its not like people are learning trades in these schools. (Would be really nice if we had more German-style trade schools starting in late high school.) I feel the same way as I do about law and business schools- we have way too many and the bottom 1/4 of them to be conservative seem of negligible value. I know its not popular to say but if you can't or won't go to a top 50% percentile college, are you going to get much out of college that you were not supposed to have already learned in high school? I feel like some of these 4th tier schools are just really expensive remedial high schools for people wasting time (and thus years of experience) jumping into real life. Obviously there will always be a bottom 50 but I feel like a culling of the herd for a few years might be a good thing. Sometimes going to a bad college is a waste of a bad student's time and money.
Sterling Archer: [Hungover] Forget the glass, Woodhouse. Just give me the pitcher! For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry God. Bloody Mary, full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. Pray for me now, at the hour of my death... which I hope is soon. Amen.