Educational Obsession in Pop Culture
By Bryan Caplan
A former student emails me:
I’m currently looking for any filmed
clip of someone perpetuating the myth that college is a MUST for
everyone. I’ve found several Obama clips (surprise, surprise) but I’m
looking for clips outside the political world; i.e., popular movies,
music, national ad council commercials, etc. Are there any particular
pop culture references to the necessity of a college degree that have
struck you? I’ve looked into films like “Accepted” and “Orange County”
but I’ve yet to find a decent snippet. Any thoughts?
I’m drawing a blank. How about you?