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Time To Rethink Our Investment In Higher Education

You might be hard-pressed to find an argument that our College and University system is failing America. Secondary education is where the indoctrination of American students began, and that poisoning of our children’s minds has finally reached pre-school. The process is complete, and an entire generation has been indoctrinated from K-16. Let’s get simple. These kids are brainwashed, and higher education has never returned so little for the record high cost. Tuitions have far outpaced the cost of living, and as long as students can secure loans to pay these exorbitant amounts of money, the tuition will continue to rise. It has become a game with these institutions to continue to raise the ceiling while students and society are the losers. Students and their parents are strapped with high-balance loans, and society is burdened with poorly educated students and a generation that hates America and its history. It is time to rethink the economics of higher education.

The protests on campuses against Israel and in support of Hamas and Palestinians have awakened a lot of American minds to the poisonous atmosphere in American colleges and universities. In the spirit of Free Speech and the First Amendment, these institutions refused to shut down the protests that the masses saw as hate speech. The actions of many against Jewish students have instilled a fear that many say brings back memories of 1939. Many of these students have bravely come forward to tell their stories and describe their fears. These institutions are not doing enough to protect these students with Jewish lineage. Many high-level donors are reacting by notifying their Alma Matas they will not be seeing any further donations.

The response of these donors should be a blueprint for what our Government should do. All schools enjoy a tax-exempt status, but to go one more step, Washington gives more than $100 Billion of taxpayer dollars yearly in the name of aid. The other side of that equation is the endowments held by secondary schools. Current estimates have this fund at a balance of $807 Billion. We people claim every day that the rich in this country should pay their fair share in taxes. When an entity has nearly $1 Trillion in the bank, should they be considered wealthy? Should an entity with that kind of surplus be given money from American taxpayers, many of whom are living paycheck to paycheck? Should this entity be exempt from paying taxes when the Government taxes seniors who live on $2,000 a month from Social Security? The obvious answer to all of those questions is a resounding No, but all of these scenarios exist, and nobody questions them.

These institutions have not earned nor deserve our hard-earned money. They have chosen to participate in the reformation of our country and not in the education and preparation of our children to be the next generation of leaders. They have turned out a generation that condemns our past and chooses to tear down our great country. Their option is to replace America with a new socialist alternative, but that should never happen and not on our dime.

The tax-exempt status should be the first tradition to fall. If they can save billions, they can pay taxes. If they can accumulate billions, they do not need tax subsidies. This is not about being fair but about righting a wrong. Colleges and universities have been a party to creating a WOKE society; to me, the party is over.

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Ray Cardello

As a lifelong Conservative and resident of New Hampshire, Ray Cardello is positioned to speak with common sense about the happenings of the nation and the region. Conservative View from New Hampshire is Ray’s second blog and podcast effort in 20 years. He has published over 1,000 articles since January 2021, is syndicated on 15 websites, and is published on over 65 sites. Ray is passionate about his writing and sees the Internet as the only way for Conservatives to compete with the mainstream media. Ray claims there will be much to discuss as we move forward and his blog will not focus strictly on Washington but will also delve into State and Local issues as well. There is so much going on and so little factual sources of information to rely on.

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