Skip to comments.College: Time to Mount the Academic Ramparts, Clean House, and Free the Serfs
Posted on 05/11/2014 7:31:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Our colleges and universities have become infectious breeding grounds of the left, fattening their tills as the students are yoked to untenable loans to pay for often useless educations they provide. The federal government encourages this bubble, undermines free speech and due process on campus by regulation and encourages young people to enslave themselves in this way. Is there a way out?
This week two related articles on the federal role in higher education caught my attention. In the Wall Street Journal Daniel Henninger discusses the administrations Orwellian dictates on Title IX In The Federalist Daniel Oliver discusses the mounting student debt and offers up a suggestion for Republicans to deal with it.
Both articles underscore how federal funds are being used to incubate generations of left-wing graduates, poorly educated often in areas of study that are unmarketable, irrational, and enemies of free speech and due process.
Henninger starts with the most outward signs of doctrinaire manipulation of free speech -- banning of commencement speakers like Condoleezza Rice, Hirsi Ali, and Charles Murray whose views, while perfectly legitimate, conflict with the majority think speak of Rutgers, Brandeis, and Azusa Pacific. Ive long been fed up with sitting in the heat on uncomfortable chairs fighting off gnats to listen to ridiculous commencement speakers, but Henninger says its not the university presidents who bear the brunt of the blame for the campus wars against free speech. Its the administration, he argues:
The trigger event was an agreement signed last May between the federal government and the University of Montana to resolve a Title IX dispute over a sexual-assault case.
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Had a biology teacher who once said when discussing the topic of single cell organisms, “what it the lowest form of life?”
After answers such as amoeba and paramecium, he said,
“No, the lowest form of life is the university administrator.”
RE: banning of commencement speakers like Condoleezza Rice, Hirsi Ali, and Charles Murray whose views, while perfectly legitimate, conflict with the majority think speak of Rutgers, Brandeis, and Azusa Pacific
I never expected Azusa Pacific ( A Christian College ) to follow the rest of the secular colleges in this path... we’re really on a downward spiral.
Once again, thank the Federal Reserve for enabling a free-spending, progressive government social-engineering scheme
To the kids, “You wanna Rebel? Tell the left to go to hell”. When the kids rebel change will begin within the institutions. Until then nothing will happen.
Colleges would change if parents with-held tuition and their children.
But as Dave Ramsey says, the college debt bubble isn’t a debt problem, it is a parenting problem. Too many parents won’t tell kids NO when it comes to expensive or elitist schools, or going into debt to attend them instead of a nearby college.
End Federal involvement in Higher education.
I would rather pay a 1 time fee(that we are going to end up paying anyway) to end something permanently than commit my children to a never-ending slush-fund for corruption and wast.
In manufacturing, administrators have been phased out as being non-value-added. Education is sick with them. Eliminate the non-value-added administrators, lower the cost of education. Simple. No applause please, just send checks.
I do think that parents should start making their kids pay their own way through school; no more footing the bills. Let the kids pay their way if it means so much to these kids to go to school. If these kids are forced to pay their own way, you’ll see them wise up very quickly.