I totally agree.

One of the obstacles to breaking the college cycle is that many employers will not even consider a job applicant who does not have a traditional degree.

A friend with over 20 years experience in a particular industry applied for a better job. The software would not accept his on-line job application unless he uploaded a college transcript.

If you read the fine print it said that you could upload a letter explaining how your experience substituted for a degree, but I think it is likely that the non-college degree candidates who figured out this work-around will find that their applications have automatically gone to the bottom of the pile.

So, one of the steps in dumping this liberal-arts dinosaur system is getting businesses to stop insisting on a college degree as a requirement to even be considered for a job.

— David Grace

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 17 novels and over 200 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.

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