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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

Jack2894 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 11:40 AM
1. Not at all. Economic predictions indicate that more and more available employment will require post-secondary education. It's not the best time to get a college degree, but it is the worst time to NOT get a college degree. Not to mention the fact that the so called "professional" degrees such as law and medicine require a BA as a starter. 2. There is no indication a college degree is worthless. 3. Education will surely have to change, but probably not as much as you would wish it 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...