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DunkingDan

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What Kids Now Learn in College
« on: December 31, 2017, 05:53:08 PM »
Save your money. Here’s a list of the lessons they’ll be taught.

As high school seniors throughout America will be receiving acceptance letters to colleges within the next month, it would be nice for parents to meditate on what they are getting for the $20–$50,000 they will pay each year.
The United States is no better than any other country, and in many areas worse than many. On the world stage, America is an imperialist country, and domestically it mistreats its minorities and neglects its poor, while discriminating against non-whites.
There is no better and no worse in literature and the arts. The reason universities in the past taught Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and Bach rather than, let us say, Guatemalan poets, Sri Lankan musicians, and Native American storytellers was “Eurocentrism.”
God is at best a non-issue, and at worst, a foolish and dangerous belief.
Christianity is largely a history of inquisitions, crusades, oppression, and anti-intellectualism. Islam, on the other hand, is “a religion of peace.”  Therefore, criticism of Christianity is enlightened, while criticism of Islam is Islamophobia.
Israel is a racist state, morally no different from apartheid South Africa.
Big government is the only humane way to govern a country.
The South votes Republican because it is still racist and the Republican party caters to racists.
Mothers and fathers are interchangeable. Claims that married mothers and fathers are the parental ideal and bring unique things to a child are heterosexist and homophobic.
Whites can be racist; non-whites cannot be (because whites have power and the powerless cannot be racist).
The great world and societal battles are not between good and evil, but between rich and poor and the powerful and the powerless.
Patriotism is usually a euphemism for chauvinism.
War is ignoble. Pacifism is noble.
Human beings are animals. They differ from “other animals” primarily in having better brains.
We live in a patriarchal society, which is injurious to women.
Women are victims of men.
Blacks are victims of whites.
Latinos are victims of Anglos.
Muslims are victims of non-Muslims
Gays are victims of straights.
Big corporations are bad. Big unions are good.
There is no objective meaning to a text. Every text only means what the reader perceives it to mean.
The American Founders were sexist, racist slaveholders whose primary concern was preserving their wealthy status.
The Constitution says what progressives think it should say.
The American dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima was an act of racism and a war crime.
The wealthy have stacked the capitalist system to maintain their power and economic benefits.
The wealthy Western nations became wealthy by exploiting Third World nations through colonialism and imperialism.
Defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman is as immoral as defining marriage as the union of a white and a white.
If this list is accurate — and that may be confirmed by visiting a college bookstore and seeing what books are assigned by any given instructor — most American parents and/or their child are going into debt in order to support an institution that for four years, during the most impressionable years of a person’s life, instills values that are the opposite of those of their parents.
And that is intentional.
As Woodrow Wilson, progressive president of Princeton University before becoming president of the United States, said in a speech in 1914, “I have often said that the use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible.”
In 1996, in his commencement address to the graduating seniors of Dartmouth College, the then president of the college, James O. Freedman, cited the Wilson quote favorably. And in 2002, in another commencement address, Freedman said that “the purpose of a college education is to question your father’s values.”
For Wilson, Freedman, and countless other university presidents, the purpose of a college education is to question (actually, reject) one’s father’s values, not to seek truth. Fathers represented traditional American values. The university is there to undermine them.
               
Still want to get into years of debt?
 HT: National Review
President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Re: What Kids Now Learn in College
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 07:35:59 PM »
Some good news on the education front.
I"d certainly consider Purdue if my kid wanted to go into engineering.....

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/12/can-mitchonomics-fix-the-broken-higher-ed-business.html

Under [Mitch] Daniels, things have been generally cheery at Purdue. With return on investment increasingly important to students, given the price of attending and the corresponding debt, Purdue has something to sell: static costs and a good job if you graduate, especially in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

Since Daniels started in 2013, undergrad applications and enrollment have hit record levels, as have alumni donations, graduation rates, and the number of startups launched by researchers. Purdue has added 75 ­tenure-track positions in engineering and increased the number of students earning STEM degrees by 24 percent, with big gains among women (40 percent) and underrepresented minorities (65 percent).

With technology changing how people are educated, Daniels says, the acquisition is the kind of move a traditional university needs to make to survive. “In a sector that’s so slow to change, or even recognize the threats it’s facing,” he says, “you don’t have to move very far to be seen as different.” ...

In a January 2013 letter to trustees outlining his goals, Daniels wrote that Purdue would “reexamine current practices and expenditures with a determination to keep … tuition and fees within the reach of every qualified student.” After two months he announced that Purdue would freeze tuition and fees, for the first time in 36 years, at $9,992 in state and $28,804 out of state. The freeze has been extended five times, contributing to a 35 percent drop in per-student debt since 2012, from $5,700 to $3,707.

Daniels says that when he first broached the idea of a freeze, admissions officials warned him that doing so would suggest “we’ve lost confidence in our product.” But he argued that the spiraling cost of higher education was unsustainable. “I told people, ‘The market won’t stand for this, and at some point the public is going to start demanding that universities lower costs. So let’s not be last.’ ” Since 2013, undergrad applications are up 56 percent, and Daniels says the same admissions officers now say the tuition freeze gives them an advantage. Purdue has “fallen into the position that every marketer wants: differentiation,” he says, invoking his experience as an executive at pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. in the 1990s. “When anybody talks about us, somewhere up front they mention that we’re the school that’s held tuition constant.”





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Re: What Kids Now Learn in College
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 08:02:54 PM »
More from Mitch Daniels....

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/284599/#respond

MITCH DANIELS: The Anti-GMO movement isn’t just unscientific, it’s immoral. “This is the kind of foolishness that rich societies can afford to indulge. But when they attempt to inflict their superstitions on the poor and hungry peoples of the planet, the cost shifts from affordable to dangerous and the debate from scientific to moral.”

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Re: What Kids Now Learn in College
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 10:32:37 AM »
When we as the people stop all the funding for the liberal left morons to become indoctrinated instead of educated all the BS will stop.

What a scam where the government pours billions of dollars into universities filling their coffers so administrators and professors can build themselves palatial palaces to relax and enjoy themselves while teaching nothing but hate for the very country providing them money.

Stop ALL federal dollars going to universities then you will see their attitude change on how and what they teach when once again they have to start competing for student enrollment to fill the class room and dorms.

Right now they know every semester their enrollment rolls will be full of government subsidized students most of which don't belong in college along the millions of dolllars in grants they get for research.
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