Our Universities: Everyone Must Have a B.A. or B.S.?

We have begun to hold a readily visible evidence of education, the degree or certification, as valuable in and of itself. But these are emblems too often having little to do with knowing something or having the ability to do anything.

No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.

- Gilbert K. Chesterton