In case you missed it here is one of the best articles I’ve read in the last few days. Read it here.
It’s all about explaining with there is a bubble in education, since there is still a lot of people out there believing that having a degree from this or that university is like buying insurance for a “successful professional career for life ” (whatever that is…).
Maybe it has been that way, maybe it has not, but what I know for sure right now is that it doesn’t work that way any more.
Note: just a quick example, at WayNext the web designer with the most design education we ever hired was the worst web designer we’ve ever had. Ah, and don’t forget about people keeping their selves at the universities (or other schools) just because they can’t find a job, so they just keep throwing money at their education.
Update [15-Apr-2011]: another insight on this matter by Seth Godin. Just a quick snapshot that sums it up:
What would happen if people spent it building up a work history instead? On becoming smarter, more flexible, more self-sufficient and yes, able to take more risk because they owe less money…
There’s no doubt that we need smarter and more motivated people in our organizations. I’m not sure we need them to be better labeled or more accredited.