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Philisophical Analysis of Elitism as a School of Thought

Philisophical Analysis of Elitism as a School of Thought


The article In defense of Elitism by William Henery III from the June issue of Time Magazine. Which was a forty-five year old man's opinions on the number of American students going from high school to college. Including the over population of schools and majors. HE gives good statistics and gives a good argument from his point of view.


Throughout this article the author tries to inform people that if one is not one of the few elitist than one should not go to college. He thinks that there are too many people that are going to college than there are jobs for. He says himself that "yet our colleges blithely go on "educating" many more prospective manager and professional than we likely need. In my own field, there are typically more students majoring in journalism at any giving moment than there are journalist employed all in the US " This is true with many other jobs; he calls them "periodic over supplied M.B.A.-wielding graduates."


In such jobs as financial annalist, teachers, computers programmers and engineers he calls overpopulated. Some of those are the people we look up to are now unemployed only because there are not enough jobs for them in our society. He many points telling why many students waste money on a college education" The U.S. Labor Departments Bureau of Statistics reports that about twenty percent of all college graduates toil in fields not requiring a degree, and is projected to exceed thirty percent by the year 2005" He even talks about the lower level of students so the teacher are forced to lower the curriculum. This article gives readers many facts and statistics on why not go to college. It gives them a good objective point of view on not wasting their time on educating themselves, but to go to training schools for jobs that are more practical for them.


There may be a lot of people that won't agree with Henery and there may be a lot of people that do agree with him. Some of the people that I have discussed this article with thought that he had some good ideas. They liked the Ideas about having training schools for blue collar jobs but they also think that people should have the choice of going to college. Instead of being chosen at an early age they should have the...

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