Jane Ruffino: Learning is about more than pushing young people into degrees considered economically profitable

It's the end of the school year, the home stretch of the Leaving Certificate, and the calm before the storm of points and third-level offers.

15th June, 2014
Jane Ruffino.

It's the end of the school year, the home stretch of the Leaving Certificate, and the calm before the storm of points and third-level offers. In the coming months, we'll witness a lot of advice for young people from successful entrepreneurs. Some will tell them what to study - or not to study at all.

We will put disproportionate weight on this advice, especially if the person is in tech because it's economically valuable. The...

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