Does anyone know what their “smarts” are worth?

Lost in the endless prodding of our mothers, fathers, and greatest-generation Grandparents is the notion that we should all go to college to get a good education. “Nothing will get you a job faster than a college diploma” we’ve all heard. Ok. Fine!

So you decide the career that will suit you best is that of an architect, or a nurse, or an electrical engineer. You enroll in the local Community College and start picking your classes. Almost without fail, new students scan the list of classes that an adviser and some formal-looking documents tell us are required in order to be granted a degree in some field. Cultural Art credits are required to be an electrical engineer? Wannabe nurses have to pass college algebra to help care for people? Really? Continue reading Does anyone know what their “smarts” are worth?