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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

Pat2881 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 10:29 AM
Obama-Drama, how true. Every time I think that Bill Ayers is a respected professor of education in this country when he should be sitting in a prison cell, I become more and more discouraged about the future of our country. I, too, lived through the 60's and started college in 1966. The hippie movement was such a waste of young minds and lives. Somehow, I managed to not get sucked into it, but I lost many friends along the way. Today, I deal with the aftermath with their children and grandchildren as I counsel in a college counseling center.

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...