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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

fogbuster Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 10:30 AM
1. Not at all? The reason "more and more available employment requires post-secondary education" is because so many are under-employed! Why not require the highest qualification when there are so many to choose from? 2. No indication? What do you say to people who have a liberal arts degree and are working at a convenient store? What advice do you have for those graduating from H.S. this year to assure them that the cost of their college education is a sound investment? 3. Yes, education will surely have to change, hopefully more than it needs to.

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...