Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Reality Optional Zone

Why universities are increasingly held in contempt:


As Instapundit observes:
I predict that it will be harder and harder to argue that higher education adds value, either for individuals or for society.
I keep wondering why Republican state legislatures do not defund the identity politics departments of state universities.

7 comments:

Jay Kominek said...

far more round-about-ly they could just require students wanting to borrow money pass a test on interest rate calculations before being permitted to borrow.

that ought to slow the flow.

Eric said...

"I keep wondering why Republican state legislatures do not defund the identity politics departments of state universities."

In the case of Texas at least, the reason appears to be a form of "regulatory capture."

https://ballotpedia.org/Wallace_Hall_impeachment_trial

tkc said...

Better yet, have the students explain what degree they are going for and how it will lead to gainful employment that will cover paying the loan back.

If you list a social justice degree with the prospects of landing a job at Starbucks then I would question the sanity of anyone who made or took such a loan.

Sigivald said...

I'm glad PDX wasn't that bad when I was there, at least not in anything I saw.

But that was gettin' on 20 years ago, so ...

Eskyman said...

Fascinating discussion! I only meant to watch a bit, but ended up watching it all. Thanks for posting it!

I'm glad the activists weren't successful in shutting it down, and hope that more such discussions can take place in universities.

Windy Wilson said...

Numbers? Mathematics? I intend to hire people to do that for me with my Grievance Studies degree.

Windy Wilson said...

And when people start talking about diversity I notice that it is what I call M&M diversity. A rainbow of colors, same pernicious ideas inside.