Skip to comments.Adam Carolla: College doesn't make sense to me
Posted on 08/15/2019 4:51:47 PM PDT by bgill
Aug. 14, 2019 - 7:52 - Is higher education a scam? Comedian Adam Carolla sits down with Tucker to discuss the necessity of a college education.
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Marxist indoctrination centers, there is very little actual education happening there.
I’ve always been kind of mixed on Adam but I usually agree with him.
I like Carolla. He had a good rant on envy and working hard around 6 years ago.
Unless you want to be a doctor, lawyer, scientist, or engineer, you should get OJT or Tech training.
But what about Fluid Gender Studies, or Interpretive Dance Studies, or Negro Grievance Studies?
He’s really sharp, cuts thru the PC BS. Just the opposite of that formerly fat little prick Kimmell he used to work with.
100% of kids in non (hard) science fields come out more ignorant, but more confident about it by astonishing amounts
True, we do need lots of baristas...
BTW,The Man Show was the best. My real college was the Army and we loved watching the trampoline girls as we raised a beer along with Adam Carolla. Some may know my reference.
A lot of people bash college today.
How many of you want your Doctor to get his degree from an on-line program?
Do you want to drive on bridges built by engineers who only graduated high school?
How about when you need a lawyer? Maybe you want your lawyer to learn from a correspondence course.
People are beng asinine throwing the baby out with the bath water when they spew ignorant tripe and say college doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t make sense to spend $25,000/year to take women’s studies, Mass Communications, or basket weaving. Science, technology, math, engineering, medical, law — you damn well better have a good college education for those.
But all people can do today is bash college, as if it has NO value.
Smart people can be so stupid sometimes.
Right, there is no education in a Calculus class, or physics, or linear algebra, or thermodynamics.
I am sure your Doctor had very little acual education throughout Med school.
I agree with you. The world doesnt owe anyone a living simply for getting a bachelors degree. Getting my four year BBA from UW was the one thing that set me on the right path to wealth.
Do you want to drive on bridges built by engineers who only went to an online school??
Most of the recent college grads I run into are less educated than high school students of 40 years ago.
To be fair, Carolla did say that college is necessary for students who want to become doctors or lawyers or engineers, etc.
But your post is spot on. Notice, whenever people complain about the high price of college, they seem to be talking about college students who live on campus. That’s why Carolla mentioned campus social life. Like others, he assumes that college = tuition + room + meals.
In reality, many college students commute to college. By commuting, they cut their tuition cost by half. If they start at a community college for two years, they can cut their cost even further. Then, if they transfer to a state college, they can choose one with a lower tuition. There’s no reason to take on so much debt.
All government-funded colleges should be SHUT DOWN. And government research dollars should be steered away from whatever universities that are left. To the extent the government must fund research at all, let that money go to corporations.
All forms of taxpayer-funded, college-level student financial aid should end now. Give that money to veterans to help them LEARN A TRADE. Or, better yet, return it to the taxpayers.
We need to gradually turn higher education over entirely to our very fine for-profit institutions. Let the decayed, decadent morally rotten, propaganda-filled public and nonprofit universities go to the dustbin of history.
The best education comes from career-oriented schools like DeVry, University or Phoenix. Small, for-profit trade schools are good choices as well. Teaching soft subjects like philosophy, English literature or art is a waste of time.
I don’t trust nonprofits or anything run by the government. But a profit motive is something I can respect.
He said exactly that. College is needed for the higher sciences but not needed for all the hooey stuff.
I don’t think anyone is bashing ALL colleges. Yeah, STEM, is where it’s at. There are enough lawyers for decades, those can be trimmed down by increasing the difficulty of becoming one, but it’s mostly a solid degree. The rest can go away! Trades and Tech school is where it’s at.
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