Education is more than just completing something

I’m taking a course in organizational behavior this semester, and today’s assignment was to take a position on the question of whether or not leadership training is a waste of money. Most of my classmates have taken the counterpoint position so far; only one person had agreed with the premise by the time I posted my response, which I include here:

In the interest of not having Michael hold up the entire support for the Yes/Point position, and the fact that I’m in a feisty mood today, I’ll agree with the premise that leadership training is a waste of money. I will clarify, though, and this will seem like a hedge (only because it is): actually, I believe leadership training can be a waste of money. It isn’t that people can’t be trained to be better at something; if that was true, education in general, and higher education in particular, would be pointless.

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