I've never felt that college was for everyone, or that it's the thing one MUST do. I was a first generation college student, and had lots of friends who didn't go. I have friends now without college experience.
But I do recognize that many parents push kids along every year into our classrooms and institutions. (I know because the students tell me.) And I recognize we've created a glut of PhDs, especially - or so it seems to me - in the Humanities.
Q: What is the regular proffie supposed to do about this? Do we defend college and our place in it? Do we shut out the newest cohort of PhDs and hang on to our jobs. Do we stand up and say ENOUGH! When someone bitches about the ubiquity of college, what is your response? Do we have a responsibility to defend the idea of college, remake the idea of college?
- Des Moines Danny