I agree with the basic premise of the article, that art school does not prepare you for the more practical side of things. Although I live in a country where you don't have to go into debilitating debt to go to art school, I have seen the problem of largely ignoring practical considerations across the board in the humanities and even in the social sciences. There should be courses especially for artists, philosophers, political scientists etc. that teach them how to balance a chequebook, market their skills, and write pitches or grant applications. All these things are critical and part of our bread and butter. Sure, people study English for its pleasure, but I feel that not focussing on the practicability of a degree is a particularly bourgeois privilege. It also devalues the degree: 'if you're doing it for pleasure, why not design x website or write a short story for free?'