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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

Mary218 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 8:12 AM
The Information Age is changing everything, just as the Industrial Age did in previous centuries. Virtual is already enabling the skyrocketing number of homeschools, and the children aren't held back by being marched through because of their age. Virtual enables the ideal of learning at one's own rate. Homeschooled students outperform others by a wide margin. The public schools are now expensive babysitters with progressive textbooks and lessons.

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...