How College Kills Entrepreneurship

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“Go to school. Get a good job. Work for 30 years and retire comfortably with your pension.”
Isn’t that what our families have told us for years?

It’s a lie. The world is different. People don’t work at jobs for 30 years anymore. Pensions have all but disappeared. Graduating from college doesn’t guarantee a job.

How many people do you know who aren’t working in the field of their degree?

Creativity

The current model of higher education is stifling the creative soul of our children.

Children aren’t taught to think outside the box. The United States, for most of its history, has been unique because of its innovative capacity, ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit.

Over the last few decades, there has been a steady decline in the number of startups.
Study after study has shown that America’s educational system fails to promote the kind of creativity, risk-taking, and problem solving skills necessary for entrepreneurship. In a global economy, where competition is increasing exponentially, this lack of creativity is stifling innovative spirit.

Based on scores from the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Kyung Hee Kim, Professor of Education at the College of William and Mary, found that children have become “less emotionally expressive, less energetic, less talkative and verbally expressive, less humorous, less imaginative, less unconventional, less lively and passionate, less perceptive, less apt to connect seemingly irrelevant things, less synthesizing, and less likely to see things from a different angle.”

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