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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

midfielder2 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:34 AM
Actually there are schools that teach plumbing. Before I retired I was a General Contractor/Homebuilder. One of the plumbers that I subcontracted with had gone to a school,when he couldn't get in the union, he started his own plumbing business, he was very good and quite competitive pricewise. I had done the same thing when I coundn't get into the carpenter's union back in the sixties. It was much more dangerous then.

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...