Questions about the value of a college education have been all over the news lately. Is a college degree the only ticket to a successful career? Will anyone without sizable means be able to afford college? Will the home bedroom replace the college dorm room in cyberspace universities?
This flurry of news prompted Peter and me to contemplate what the college experience will be like for our grandchildren a decade from now. I asked him what he would change if he had a chance to do college all over again. He said that he would study science rather than philosophy.
He asked me what I would do differently. I was surprised by my response. “I wouldn’t change my political science major, I replied, “but I would be a different student now. I would go to college knowing that I have a love for learning.”
Too bad we don’t get a second chance.