Our system of college education is deeply, deeply broken. … I speak from experience. I earned three degrees from “good schools”, and I saw firsthand how pathetic the system is.
I not only earned three degrees, I watched the deterioration over almost 30 years as a university professor (until I finally got all I could stand and turned in my belly button and quit the club), you’d better believe “I saw first hand how pathetic the system is.” Actually, faculty, staff and administration are populated mostly by people who are down right maliciously evil.
Actually, one of my early wake-up calls (which I did not recognize as such at the time) was back in the 90s when a student told me that, “if (I) was going to make them read a book, (she) was not going to take any more of my courses.” — jtl, 419
By Michael Snyder via End of the American Dream
Colleges and universities all across this nation spend an extraordinary amount of time and effort to alter the belief systems of their students. This even extends to teaching them what words are “appropriate” to use and which words are not. For example, just check out what is happening at the University of Michigan…
Dozens of posters plastered across the University of Michigan caution students not to say things that might hurt others’ feelings, part of a new “Inclusive Language Campaign” at the state’s flagship public university that cost $16,000 to implement.
Words declared unacceptable through the campaign include “crazy,” “insane,” “retarded,” “gay,” “tranny,” “gypped,” “illegal alien,” “fag,” “ghetto” and “raghead.” Phrases such as “I want to die” and “that test raped me” are also verboten.
Students have been asked to sign a pledge to “use inclusive language” and to help their peers “understand the importance of using inclusive language,” according to campaign materials.
One survey of 409 colleges conducted in 2013 discovered that 62 percent of them have “speech codes” that “severely departed from First Amendment standards”.
Today, the average college freshman reads at a 7th grade level. In a desperate attempt to get as many students through the system as possible, most college courses have been so “dumbed down” that the family dog could pass them.
If only parents knew. The amount of useful knowledge that their kids are actually receiving is very small. But most parents are utterly clueless and they just keep writing huge tuition checks semester after semester.
It would be hard to describe how utterly useless some of these college courses are. For instance, there is one college in upstate New York that is offering a course entitled “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media“.
And here is a list of some other actual college courses that have been taught at U.S. colleges in recent years…
Are you starting to get the picture?
No wonder so many students “graduate from college” but are still dumb as a rock.
The following are some numbers about the quality of college education in the United States that come from an article that appeared in USA Today…
-“After two years in college, 45% of students showed no significant gains in learning; after four years, 36% showed little change.”
-“Students also spent 50% less time studying compared with students a few decades ago”
-“35% of students report spending five or fewer hours per week studying alone.”
-“50% said they never took a class in a typical semester where they wrote more than 20 pages”
-“32% never took a course in a typical semester where they read more than 40 pages per week.”
But even with so little being demanded of them, most college students in the United States still cannot manage to graduate from school on time.
Federal statistics show that only 36 percent of all full-time students receive a bachelor’s degree within four years, and only 77 percent of all full-time students have earned a degree by the end of six years.
Instead of studying hard, most college students treat college like one giant party.
No wonder so many of them want to extend it for another year or two or three.
And when these kids get away from their parents, their morality tends to go into the toilet.
For example, just check out what one survey discovered about male college students…
A third of male students questioned in a survey admitted they would rape a woman if they could get away with it.
The study found that 31.7 per cent of the mostly white American participants questioned admitted they would force a woman to have sex in a ‘consequence-free situation’.
Academics quizzed volunteers on how they would act in a situation where they could have sex with a woman against her will ‘if nobody would ever know there wouldn’t be any consequences’.
These are the leaders of tomorrow?
Are you kidding me?
Our system of college education is deeply, deeply broken. Like I stated above, I speak from experience. I earned three degrees from “good schools”, and I saw firsthand how pathetic the system is.
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