Although America’s universities are churning out a steady stream of brain-dead simpletons, our society relies almost exclusively on college credentials as the central determining factor of social status and employment opportunity. “A college degree is a signal to employers that you can do what people tell you to do for four years,” Patrick Barkey, Ball State University’s director of business resources, says.

American colleges turn out hundreds of thousands of total idiots every year, and millions of geniuses are working the night shift at Arco. Truly educated people learn on their own — at school, at home, on the bus. Everyone else is just going through the motions. It’s too bad your next potential employer doesn’t know this.

Revenge of the Latchkey Kids by Ted Rall


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