I failed to write in response to Mitch Pearlstein’s piece about postsecondary education (“Who — who? — will take the road less traveled by?” June 2), but Judith Koll Healey’s counterpoint (“College is about more than landing a lucrative job,” June 8) merits rebuttal.
I doubt anyone would dispute the value of education at any level, but Healey argues that college education is necessary for “the preservation of democracy.” This elitist stance is an affront to our forefathers and to tens of millions of loyal, contributing Americans without her esteemed liberal arts degree. Further, it misses the point of Pearlstein’s article.
My original reaction to Pearlstein’s piece was that Minnesota’s current higher education structure tends to perpetuate the college-orientated approach to postsecondary education. As illustrated