I was back at school – or maybe just a school instead of the specific one I went to. I decided to change my major, from economics to … farming. Except they didn’t offer farming and I had to settle for horticulture. No matter that I was already a senior, I figured I could double up on classes and graduate in just an extra year. My immediate plan for summer was to get an internship at our local CSA.
Very strange dream – I’ve gotten over the fact that college was a general waste of time & money, though I did dwell on the could’ve/should’ve for a few years. From the unschooling perspective, I can’t see going to college for something that can be learned other ways, like on your own or via volunteering, an apprenticeship or a job.
The cost of college has got to be a bubble waiting to be burst. What’s the point of graduating chock full of debt? Who needs a degree for menial office labor? A recession will probably push college demand even higher as people go back to school to Improve Themselves, but there has to be some sort of backlash brewing.