When you think of education, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most people in America I would wager school comes to mind in some form or another. Whether it’s a picture of an older professor detailing a lesson plan for a classroom, or the massive bill that comes with it these days, education is centered around the idea of a central(and most of the time physical) school framework.
Even our definitions seem to include this expectation of a centralized school being involved. But as we push towards the future, are we considering that these expectations may be purely cultural? Is it truly necessary to have a centralized form of education for our society to function properly?
Well, that depends on how you view the nature of information. The truth is in the age of technology we now have an inordinate amount of tools to learn independently. Not only do we have entire blogs and youtube channels dedicated to sharing personal knowledge, we have website programs that are free and accessible to everyone that provide the same level of knowledge a college education brings.Read More