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This is a photograph from my college and the window where the guy is straddling the windowsill is my old dorm room.  I am trying to find the original spot its posted on the school website to give it proper credit.

This is a photograph from my college and the window where the guy is straddling the windowsill is my old dorm room.  I am trying to find the original spot its posted on the school website to give it proper credit.

"Too many of us see college as a box to check off, a place to have fun and extend adolescence as opposed to an opportunity for each of us to figure out what is it that we’re good at, what is it that we care about. Young people waste a lot of time in school."

— President Obama, Tumblr in the White House

Obama is discussing schools that use a 3 yr high school format with a possible two years to get an associate’s degree added on with internships.

This way students get “real world work experience” before finishing school.   This is in answer to a question about students choosing career paths as teenagers, and then realizing after college that their degree actually has nothing to do with what they really want to do in life.

#education and other readers’ thoughts to such a format?