Universities are like "cod liver oil":

May 14, 2007

Globe & Mail columnist Margaret Wente rants that too many "C" students are being pushed into Canadian universities "because we've been brainwashed into believing that a university degree is essential to success." Citing sociologist Jim Coté, she reports that too many of these drifters "sit through lectures that bore [them] to stupefaction and crank out term papers that are scarcely literate," winding up without marketable skills, with a "meaningless credential," and living back in their parents' basements.  Globe & Mail (subscription required)