You know, 10 percent is no small number. And no, I’m not talking about tithing.
10 percent is the number of students who think Judge Judy, of the American TV fame, is actually an American Supreme Court Justice. Not college students – college graduates!
Stuff like this isn’t new. Jay Leno, in his famed skit “Jaywalking”, would often interview students and adults (of various ages) who struggled to answer what most education systems would consider to be basic-knowledge questions. And let’s be honest, the old adage “if you don’t use it, you lose it” hits the nail on the head when it comes to the ole’ brain and the knowledge we have gained…or were at least supposed to gain, right? Even Paul told Timothy to not neglect the gift that he had been given (1 Timothy 4:14).
With student loan debt in America climbing well over the trillion-dollar mark I think it’s well past time to ask what good are the degrees that people are getting?
And by the way, I don’t think having the ole’ college education paid for by the
government people of the United States is the answer if the answer still produces a collective debt from an education that apparently leads to more expertise in stuff like this than in common judicial discretion.
Stories like this make me appreciate, “And further, my son, be admonished by these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is wearisome to the flesh. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:12-14) about 10 percent more than I used to. And 10 percent is no small number especially when you consider the judge being referred to in that context.