Forget the Degree, Embrace the Savoir-Faire

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A short but hugely important post at National Review by George Leef:

Andrew Coulson of Cato Institute, writing on Cato’s blog, suggests that students forget about the traditional college degree. Instead, he suggests, they should “decide what it is you would like to learn over those years and then . . . learn it. Thanks to the Web, the material covered in virtually every undergraduate program is readily available at little cost.” The next step: “Create a website or even a YouTube channel on which you demonstrate your new skills/understanding. . . . When you’re ready to apply for work, submit your resume with a link to this portfolio of relevant work.”

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