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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

SteveL2 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:31 PM
Agreed. That's not the problem though. The real problem is that to get a degree in engineering or science, a lot of laboratory work is required. You can't do most of that in your home over the Internet (except maybe in software engineering where the startup cost is lower). Most of us don't have chemistry laboratories or electron microscopes or radioactive isotopes or cyclotrons in our basements. So your physical presence in a campus science lab or engineering lab is required, where you can fulfill the hands-on lab requirement.

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...