Excellent article in the Washington Post about the value of getting a degree. At a workshop in Surrey, someone stated a similar sentiment very well, ‘A degree is like a gym membership. Just because you pay the fees, it doesn’t mean you’ll get in shape. You need to put in the hours.’
These discussions are arising due to the costs of higher education. Prices for a degree in the U.S. and the U.K. are placing an undue burden on young graduates, and these costs are the reasons why education is becoming a discussion of commodity. One must wonder, if costs were lowered would students feel more at ease to embrace their education as more than a business venture?