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Bursting the University Bubble

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 9:24 AM
"...sharply increasing tuition fees to pay for luxury dorms, dining halls and gyms that have little to do with actual learning but everything to do with bulking up the academic bureaucracy" Not to mention, mandatory "activity fees" that get doled out to activist orgs most students (& tuition-payers) wouldn't support voluntarily. And, can anybody tell me what kind of job one seriously expects after getting a degree in, say, identity group victimology studies? There are a lot of popular, sexy, "disciplines" out there for which the job market is pretty much limited to the few positions in academia and/or government.
McD2004 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:37 AM
Going to a university is about more than getting a good job. It teaches, or is supposed to teach, young adults how to think critically and problem solve - even if their major is "identity group victimology studies." They may receive propaganda from leftists if they attend a Marxist university, but if they do their research and find a conservative university, the education they receive can set them up for life. It's more than about money and a job, both of which are very nice, but merely a by-product of the beneficial learning.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 4:10 PM
Originally, universities were operated by established churches, e.g. the RCC in Western Europe, & grads usually expected careers in the Church. To that end, students were generally indoctrinated into the doctrines of the faith.

Majoring in fluff like identity group victimology studies + the dose of indoctrination prepares one to be a total failure in life. Like going to school on a football scholarship where very few will make the cut into the pros, leftist studies grads will find precious few openings in government or academia for their "qualifications"; the rest won't even be qualified to sweep since that would be submitting to exploitation by the white patriarchial power structure.
drrisk2 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:22 AM

Studying engineering prepares one to be an engineer. Does majoring in women's studies prepare one to be a woman, even if you have a p*nis and t*sticles?

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