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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

ca7 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 4:50 PM
"Distance learning is coming" I'm curious to know if the author is aware that the vast majority of distance learning is originating from and run by the physical colleges and universities that he hates and wishes a fast death.
Dyadd Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 4:54 PM
Which would you hire first someone with an internet degree from Harvard or Phoenix University?
ca7 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:30 PM
People get what they put into their education so I am sure some students that graduate from Phoenix University get a decent education. I'm also sure some students at Harvard get a crappy education because they didn't put in the time and effort. In general, however, I'll pick the Harvard grad.
Dyadd Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:46 PM
I might agree - so long as it was not a liberal arts degree.

But most of the Ivy grads seem to feel entitled to rewards even if they don;t really work.

The very motivated Phoenix grads will bust their humps to succeed. They are not their to fulfill a legacy or to meet their parents expectations.

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...