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Colleges Skimp on Science, Spend Big on Diversity

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 1:46 AM
Diversity? What is there to learn about Diversity that a bright young college student couldn't learn in a week? Padding universities with cushy courses for Professors, mostly minority, to teach with much assistance from Student Teachers, also minority, courses ending in "studies", many that admittidly don't give exams, is so childish it would be laughed at anywhere except self worshiping academia! It's truly " I'm OK, You're OK" at the University level!
George257 Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 3:25 AM
I'm always suspicious of any 'academic' 'subject' that ends with the word 'studies'. If it is a genuine area of academic study, there would already be a word for it in the English language. Anything ending in 'studies' is therefore likely to be bogus. The only exception to this rule I can think of is what used to be called 'Computer Studies', an entirely legitimate area of study; but as that is now called 'Information Technology', it is not really an exception at all.

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...