Posted by Mark (SDCA) on May 05, 2006 at 08:37:34:
Apples and oranges. A lot of people go to college only to get “the degree” eg how do you apply to law school or med school if you “learned it on your own”? Also, many jobs now eg engineering, computer jobs require a degree no matter how self taught you are.
I agree with the original poster. For me, the one exception would be someone who has self-analyzed that they are such a procrastinator that there is no way they will do ANYTHING on their own without the hand holding.