by Anna Manning
Episode 13 of the official John Locke Foundation podcast, “Head Locke”, is out!
In this week’s episode, Terry and Kory tackle higher education. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, only 61.2 percent of students who enrolled in four-year colleges in North Carolina graduated in six years. And those who graduate seem to lack the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the workplace. Why, then, do lawmakers routinely spend billions on state systems of higher education and underprepared students incur sizable student loan debt for a substandard education? Perhaps Mark Twain was on to something when he observed, “Some people get an education without going to college. The rest get it after they get out.”
Listen to Episode 13 here. You can also download and subscribe to “Head Locke” on iTunes.