Episode 26: Jason Fertig on the problematic US education system
Jason Fertig (http://twitter.com/profjayf) is an assistant professor of management at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana. His main intellectual interests include credentialing, online education, and management history. He has published commentaries for the National Association of Scholars and the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, in addition to scholarly work in journals such as Human Resource Development Review and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.
During this week's Live Life Aggressively podcast, Jason joins Mike & Sincere to discuss:
- How today's education system greatly affects you in various ways, whether you have children or not
- Why today's education system in the U.S. is very similar to spending 2 hours in the gym
- Similar to Mike's 5 Pillars of great training program, Jason shares his 5 pillars of an efficient education
- What is the one particular skill the average college attendee has over those who have never attended college? It's not what you think.
- What is the biggest mistake most students make while attending college, and how this choice has a profound effect on their future, as well as on the future of everyone else
- Why majoring in "practical majors" may prove to be a liability for most students
- If your goal is to start a business, why going to college may not or should not be where you start
- The pros and cons of attending a liberal arts college vs. a larger/major university
- Why a lot of students choose to go to college out of fear
- Why the unemployment rate of college graduates vs. non-college graduates is not exactly what the media reports and how most of us are mislead by these figures
- What the heck is college "learn" out, and which college students suffer from it the most
- How colleges, in most cases, are like buffets
- Jason shares why today's educators should focus on being coaches instead of teachers
- How Walter White's character on "Breaking Bad" represents so many aspects of the U.S. education system in term of teachers ad students
- Why your college years are not, and/or should NOT be the best years of your life, contrary to those who claim it is
- What are the benefits of the "gap year"