Cultural Inertia and Future of Higher Education
Student debt is becoming a central question in political debates. Tuition continues to rise at an unstable rate. Economic instability, especially in light of unpredictable effects of automation, shrouds the future job market in a cloud of mystery. It’s no surprise that after years of expanding educational institutions, people are beginning to doubt the need for higher education. We can continue to laud the accomplishments of higher education, but speaking to a few college graduates who express feelings of despair over the job market while being enslaved by their student debt can quickly change our tune.