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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

AlsoSprachGideon Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 10:54 AM
Sorry to disagree American Colleges and universities are the envy of the rest of the world. That's why we get so many students from abroad despite the high fees.
Bill1895 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:23 AM
Great to hear, taxpayers, parents and alumni can stop helping out American Colleges financially and let the students carry 100% of the costs of their education, through student loans if needed.
Bick4 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:18 AM
Yes, that is true, but they are not getting liberal arts degrees. They are becoming engineers, scientists, and doctors.

I would enjoy nothing more than seeing most of the progressive liberal arts profs looking for productive jobs while serving us productive members of society burgers at Mickey Ds.
jrobson Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:57 AM
My dad wanted to leave a lot of money to his alma... engineering dpt. Went to an alum dinner, toured the engineering wing, saw all the Foreign Students and changed his mind. Why educate the rest of the world on my dime? We need engineers in our own country!!
KenW Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:07 AM
That's because Foreign Students can go to an American college funded by the taxpayers and DO NOT have to repay the debt!
jrobson Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:55 AM
You got that right, KenW!!!
SteveL2 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:42 PM
Foreign students come here, generously subsidized by their own countries' governments.

Conservatives should welcome the decline of academia as we know it. I, for one, will celebrate its death by engaging in the same activity that characterized my four years at what some call its pinnacle– drinking a lot of Coors Light.

There is still nostalgia among conservatives, especially older ones who have forgotten what college is really like, for the idea of higher education as a rigorous venue for intellectual growth, an environment of exciting and vibrant ideas shared by wise, caring educators dedicated to the pursuit of truth.

Today, it is nothing of the sort.

For the vast majority...