College Degree Required

College Degree Required

Do we ask BW students why they’re taking classes? Do we offer “careerism” as a choiceworthy goal?


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  1. We all have reasons for being in school, right, even when those are “because that’s what expected of me by mom and dad” or the more nebulous, “I need a degree to succeed”? So I think we can ask students why they’re in school and have interesting and productive discussions about it, but I don’t know about “careerism.” I’m wary of being a booster for stuff like this:

    “… the young graduates employed by Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh say they are grateful for even the rotest of rote office work they have been given.

    ‘It sure beats washing cars,’ said Landon Crider, 24, the firm’s soft-spoken runner.”

    The boss is listening – be grateful for everything!

    None of us are meant to live like this. I just try to remind myself that.

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