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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

same10 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 10:47 AM
Fortune 500's hire a percentage of diverse folks. Our company hired an engineer I needed to draw up pipe support drawings. He said his university didn't teach drafting. I told him to learn it in a week or, I'd have to let him go!! He learned enough to keep him.

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...