Americans owe over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. That’s $600 billion more than all the US credit card debt combined! The average student loan debt is over $40k per student and is carried by less than 45 million students. I am not advocating for free college, but I am questioning it and saying maybe we need to rethink how we do education.
You’re sending your children (yes, I said children) to higher education institutions to be taught something. I just don’t know what, exactly.
Have you seen the issues your children are exposed to and the classes you can help your kids purchase with your hard-earned money and our hard-earned tax dollars? You might be surprised at how prevalent these are. They aren’t just an anomaly.
New York University Librarian says she has hit her “race fatigue” limit while being in the presence of “white people.”
Some want to create safe spaces to fight privilege at their universities. Sounds like a great environment for your kids, right?
Then there is Harvard University who wants to expel students who join “single gender” social clubs, fraternities, sororities, and others. Yup, the university has proposed completely eliminating all these and their “pernicious influence” on the students! How about they stick to teaching the core competencies?
A university professor wrote that citations in scholarly articles contribute to “white heteromasculinity” especially if they question research by women and people of color! What happened to accepting good research from “researchers”? Not black researchers. Not women researchers. Not black women researchers. And not black female lesbian researchers. Just researchers! The college where you spend your hard-earned dollars claims that by citing white men before others, you show your privilege. Is that even a class?
A quote often attributed to Jefferson (but disputed) states, “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” If you really want to see what our well-educated kids are learning go to YouTube and check out the interviews that Mark Dice and others like him do. He asks young and middle-aged people simple questions about American history, politics, and current events. Be forewarned… you will need a barf bag and tissues!
Let’s play with a few more!
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