Category Archives: Higher Education

Beware the Academic Zika Virus

They (your children) will not learn that socialist governments in the twentieth century murdered more than 100 million of their own people for dissenting or being suspected of dissenting to the imposition of socialism…     Nor will they be told … Continue reading

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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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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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The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

…far from being caused by funding cuts, the astonishing rise in college tuition correlates closely with a huge increase in public subsidies for higher education.   In my field (range management), these “public subsidies” come, mostly from USDA grants to … Continue reading

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Education Expert Says College Freshmen Read at Seventh-grade Level

This is not really “breaking news.” Over twenty years ago I had one (university student) tell me that she was “not going to take any more of my courses if I was going to make her read a book.” How do … Continue reading

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Kids, go to college or you’ll die alone in misery

After nigh on to 30 years in so-called “higher education” I can tell you from first hand experience that, nowadays, college is a sham and waste of money. That is unless you aspire to spend the rest of your life … Continue reading

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