College In the US Needs an Overhaul

This post refers to tightwind.net

Kyle Baxter:

Why is that the model we use? Why should students declare majors—business administration, human biology, art, English, et cetera—and focus exclusively on that major, when it doesn’t even necessarily map to a specific path after school? Why should students listen to lectures from professors in person, read their textbooks, study for exams—all passive activities? How does that encourage critical and creative thinking, and ownership of work? Why should thousands of professors across the world teach the same material and courses?

I have recently become more cognizant of the fact that the way universities educate/prepare/train people just doesn’t seem right. Most of the problems I encounter every day just don’t seem like the kind of things college prepared me for. I don’t necessarily agree completely with Baxter’s proposed solution, but it’s interesting nonetheless.