Opinion | No wonder work ethic is waning. Colleges leave students unprepared

July 31, 2023 1 min read

Mitch Daniels
Washington Post

Excerpt: Surveys of those entering college almost invariably report that the No. 1 reason given for enrolling is to increase their earning potential — in other words, to become prepared for success in the world of work. Though that is clearly happening for many, the coddling culture that has grown up at too many schools might actually be setting some young people back instead of readying them to launch the careers to which they aspire.

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