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    Filed at 4:54 am under by dcobranchi

    Heresy in the Fayetteville Observer today. A history Ph.D. comes out in favor of apprenticeships. I expect LttE from the local educrats will be pouring in in opposition.


    Comment by
    Lisa Giebitz
    July 9th, 2007
    at 8:35 am

    Geez… He’s not just talking about the ‘obviously nonacademic’…

    I graduated in the top 5% (of a class of over 600) in high school. Trudged through two years of college and then it hit me over the head, “What the heck am I doing?” I was bored, incredibly unhappy, and really had no idea where I was going.

    I’d really like to design and build furniture. Most everyone says to go back to school and major in Interior Design, but I keep wondering if I could do an apprenticeship instead. I think I would find it vastly more useful and enjoyable.

    Comment by
    July 9th, 2007
    at 9:17 am

    If my daughter stays the course with the horse training a year or two working for a well known trainer will be far more valuable to her income potential than a 4 year degree, even an equine science degree. When you look at the cost of 4 years in college, plus the opportunity cost on what you didn’t earn in those 4 years…I’m more and more convinced that the generic 4 year degree is over rated.

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    July 9th, 2007
    at 10:26 am

    FSU has a new, fully accredited medical school built purposely on private practice apprenticeship around the state, called the “distributive” model. Not just internships and residency after graduation but the actual med school training before receiving the degree, is out in the real world one-on-one. It’s no panacea but at least it’s another crack in the wall, instead of another brick. 🙂