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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

Milt37 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 2:29 PM
MC, I didn't provide any REAL evidence. All I can provide is anectodal evidence, based on my own experience. I graduated with a BSME in 1978, so I have some experience working with both college educated and "real world" educated people. I've worked with a few non-degreed types that were obviously very focused and they impressed me very much. Unfortunately, I've known many others that thought with a simple understanding of math, and drafting they were actual engineers. They weren't. By the same token, I've had people working for me from high paid schools like USC, UCLA, etc. that I've thrown off my projects.

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...