Category Archives: Education

On Campus at U.PE: The University of Practically Everywhere

 This gives me “flashbacks” of my recently retired from academic career. Fred is right on with his assessment of the university system. — jtl, 419 by Fred Reed via Fred on Everything   In the fall of the year, as … Continue reading

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7 Ways the Department of Education Made College Worse

… there has been a shocking decline in academic standards. Grade inflation is rampant… very little improvement in critical reasoning skills occurs in college. Adult literacy is falling amongst college graduates… Ideological conformity is increasingly valued over free expression and … Continue reading

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A Literate American: Home Brew

 Now, if I can teach a not-three-year-old to read in a few months in under a half-hour a day, how in god’s name can the schools fail to do it in twelve years? And the really fun part begins when Fred tells … Continue reading

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Public School Students Are the New Inmates in the American Police State

 Microcosms of the police state, America’s public schools contain almost every aspect of the militarized, intolerant, senseless, overcriminalized, legalistic, surveillance-riddled, totalitarian landscape that plagues those of us on the “outside.”   Anyone responsible for sending a kid to one of … Continue reading

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The Credential Is Killing the Classroom

…if aliens from another planet came down and observed a typical class at a typical university and were asked what they had witnessed, they would scan the cinder block and fluorescent room, ponder the pained look on student faces, and … Continue reading

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Academic Fascism

 George Orwell said, “There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.” If one wants to discover the truth of Orwell’s statement, he need only step upon most college campuses.  When I got home from Vietnam, … Continue reading

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Lies My History Teacher Told Me.

My high school history teachers all seemed to be ex-jocks who weren’t athletically talented enough to make it to the majors. The main chance for them to continue playing games for pay was to join the teaching profession and coach … Continue reading

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The College Bureaucracy: How Education Forgot the Students and Became A Business

Ralph Reiland wrote in 1996 in the National Review that “over the past two decades, the number of college and university faculty has increased by 30 per cent and the number of non-faculty jobs on campus has more than doubled.” … Continue reading

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Propaganda is the art of overwhelming logic

The easiest way to defeat logic is through deficient education. Never teach logic. Ignore it. Instead, teach specific values. Teach anything except logic. Don’t teach children how to spot contradictions… A deficient education plus tons of ceaseless propaganda=mind control… Logic … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Americans R Stupid

Even though more Americans than ever are going to college, we continue to fall farther and farther behind intellectually. Pretty easy to see. Just peruse any university curriculum and you will find all manner of “studies” programs–women  studies, fag studies, … Continue reading

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