American Colleges & Universities In A Race To The Bottom

May 7, 2017

Take the scenario where a few high school friends get together some years after graduating and compare notes. Hat-tip Their higher education experiences differ as do their incomes. The high school teacher makes the least amount of money. A recent business school graduate makes a bit more. A third member of the group as a civil engineer makes even more than the first two, but there are 2 more that don’t have college degrees and they make even more than the rest of them. And they aren’t strapped with mountains of debt. One drives a Canadian National Railway freight train, the other owns a business that sells school supplies.

Keep in mind all come from similar backgrounds, their work ethic is the same, all their IQs about the same but having college degrees don’t mean these people will fare the same in the real life. You have to ask, is college worth it? And what I see going on today in our colleges points to a ‘NO’ for many people.

It’s actually worse than the high school friends above. Which institution will move the bar to the lowest point imaginable remains to be seen. These examples from American Thinker are freighting especially considering that tax dollars fund many of these institutions.

The University of California at Berkeley recently honored student Juan Prieto with an award for outstanding service to undocumented Illegal immigrant students. Juan then sent out the following tweet:  “Let’s celebrate 5 de Mayo by going to Dolores Park and beating the shit out of white people, in the spirit of La Batalla de Puebla.”

Florida Memorial University, an historic black college that produces a large number of teachers, announced it will be awarding a posthumous degree in Aeronautical Science to Trayvon Martin.

Emory University will cover tuition (100% of financial aid) for all their students that are in the country illegally.

Mira Costa College in southern California will be offering scholarships to students who say they are transgender.

My suggestion is to read and understand Mike Rowe’s 12-point pledge, find something you like and pursue it any way, other than a college setting (interning, find a mentor, go to a trade school, read, read and read some more). You’d be amazed at what you can learn on the internet and YouTube.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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