Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ON EDUCATION
     Racism running rampant and casual on campuses,
Where sexual assaults have also come to the fore,
     All that whining about the high price of tuition,
Is this worth - and what - we're going five or six figures into hock for? 

     Or is it athletics...architecture...amenities...or alcohol?
Sheepskin status? Now that it's made to seem required that everyone have post secondary degrees,
     What happened to learning? True "A's?" The Education-Industrial Economic Complex...
...Has resulted in credentials for cash, locked in for life to consecutive, continuing fees. 

     With liberal arts on the decline; lipservice given to critical thinking,
And women's only colleges like Sweetbriar approaching their demise,
     Making schooling all about STIM; go into tech even if you have no passion or talent...when the job market saturates and changes...
...may result in a country uncompetitive and unhappy, not being well rounded is not wise. 

     As high school seniors receive their acceptance letters and contemplate...
...Their Fall homes and compare offers of financial aid,
     Look at your parents, Baby Boomers guilted into the "certain" careers of their generation,
Lest history repeat itself, life and work's about more than a means for bills to be paid.
 
Karen Ann DeLuca