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Colleges Skimp on Science, Spend Big on Diversity

jim39 Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 8:07 AM
Duke, NCCU...there were far too many gender/leftwing studies professors attacking the innocent Duke students - and the writing was on the wall then, when silly/angry studies professors showed their "scholarship" for what it was: nonexistent. It was obvious even back in 2006-7 that there was an education bubble. Certainly the bubble isn't inflating only in those leftwing and silly/angry studies departments, but they're the best evidence of useless academics.
Macroman Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 10:46 AM
I'm not sure what point you are making. There surely is useless work in academia . There also just as surely is much useful work. Check with any of the following departments: mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, chemistry, biology, physics, economics, horticulture, crop science, any department of engineering, materials science, astronomy, geology, good departments of political science, all medical schools, music, drama, design, and many more. Too much emphasis is put on the few wackos in women's studies, sociology, English lit, and so on. They are way, way in the minority.

How many times have you heard Barack Obama talk about "investing" in education? Quite a few, if you've been listening to the president at all.

In fact, Americans have been investing more and more in education over the years, led by presidents Democratic and Republican. But it's become glaringly clear that we're getting pretty lousy return on these investments.

That's been evident at the K-12 level for a long time. Teacher unions and education-school types have had custody of most of our public schools for more than three decades, during which test results and high school graduation rates have been mostly...