After having read Billy Willson's short college experience in Giving the Finger to K-State and General Education, I can't help but congratulate him on getting the publicity I'm sure he appreciates before setting out to pursue more entrepreneurial pursuits.
University fees and textbooks are too expensive. And yes, some educators are better than others. But there is no arguing that some individuals find higher education an investment and most universities continue to find new efficiencies. But is getting a degree for everyone? No.
Willson has decided that college is not for him. I just question when he reached this epiphany. I find it hard to believe that he explored many different universities only to decide on Kansas State University, and only after one semester, decided that the college experience is in no way beneficial for him or anyone else. I find it much more likely that Willson already had plans to pursue business before entering into any university, so that a plan of retaliation might get his name out there. It worked.
Anyone who pursues higher education questions the value of going to college, and this episode does little to change that fact one way or the other. Willson seems to have his life all figured out, and am sure his business will be a success - no regrets. Good for him.
Benjamin L. Stewart
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