Praxis Education Director TK Coleman is on tour!
He’s traveling across the web to confront the top arguments that support college. We’ll update the tour on this page.
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1. “You need college to find meaning.”
In response to the growing popularity of college alternatives, the WSJ says,
“What they lack is an accredited degree, the longtime entry ticket to a professional career, and the traditional trappings of college including a full liberal arts education. While alternative colleges can teach a person how to work, they don’t teach their students why they are working. Without that context, graduates of these programs run the risk of becoming well-paid drones.”
TK tackles this argument head-on and breaks down:
- Why taking unconventional paths in life actually requires to more self-awareness and critical thinking than following the herd
- How the real world and the job market requires skin in the game, which is harder to build in the classroom
2.”College is the best place to network.”
“If you stay in college, make sure you learn something worthwhile and work on interesting projects—college is probably the best place to meet people to work with. If you’re really worried you’ll miss some critical social experience by dropping out of college, you should probably stay.”
T.K. breaks down the difference between a horizontal network and a vertical network and why it’s valuable to expand your vertical network early in your career.