Around the world, people spend a lot of time in school. We begin our lives in school and become adults in school. However, we don’t spend much time thinking about why we’re here. On campus we get caught up in the weekday whirl of classes, endless hours in the library, and weekends of days that start at 11 and nights that never really end. That’s why I think it’s important that we stop to think why we (or our parents) give lifetime’s savings to go out and become independent in the world. How does school help us achieve this goal and what do we hope it will teach us that we can’t learn at home?
These questions can’t be explained by theories or statistics on success, but they can be with through stories. Over the next three weeks I will interview a lovely smattering of Beloit College students in the hopes of gleaning some insight into the liberal arts education system attempting to prepare us all for “the real world.”
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