Skip to comments.America’s Universities are About to Reveal Their Essential Uselessness
Posted on 07/07/2020 5:18:52 AM PDT by EyesOfTX
Harvard: Americas most expensive University of Phoenix clone. Harvard announced on Monday that it will hold no face-to-face undergraduate classes this fall all learning the students accomplish will be done on-line. This plan could also extend through the spring semester of 2021.
Oh, but guess what? That $49,000 tuition per semester wont be commensurately reduced. Oh, no perish that thought.
Think about what Harvard and other universities who take this same politically-motivated approach are about to see happen to them over the next year: Millions of parents who have been either footing the bills or watching their kids go into heinous debt so they can attend classes in the hallowed halls of extremely overrated brainwashing factories that are largely responsible for producing the mindset behind all of the Marxist-led social unrest we are seeing this summer are going to realize just how unnecessary those hallowed halls happen to be.
Its inevitable. We are going to see the exact same dynamic take place in the commercial real estate market as employers are figuring out that most of their employees are actually more productive working from home and dont need to commute to and from costly office space every day.
If all learning can be achieved equally well from a distance, if every university can become just another University of Phoenix, then why in the hell have Americas parents been paying for the building of all of these stupidly-costly palaces filled with tenured professors who havent really taught a damn thing in decades? Surely, an institution of higher learning like Harvard would not implement a 100% distance-learning agenda unless it could ensure its students continued to learn at the same pace, right?
Heres the other thing that is inevitably about to happen: Many parents of students learning from home are likely to take advantage of that fact to witness first-hand the kind of Marxist/anarchist crap these universities are indoctrinating their children with. And those parents are going to be horrified, and they will talk with other parents of other students who they know.
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One of the dirty little secrets about the Antifa/BLM domestic terror complex is that the vast majority of those chubby, pasty-white Millennials you invariably see leading those riots and making up most of their participants were indoctrinated with Marxist/anarchist ideology while in college. These arent teenagers the basic age group appears to be in the 25-35 year old range. They didnt just think up all of this anti-America nonsense on their own or stumble into some organic riot planning meeting they were steeped in this radical ideology by university professors.
About a month ago, some football players at The University of Texas famously sent out a long list of demands about renaming buildings, removing statues from the campus and declaring the school song The Eyes of Texas to be racist. (It isnt.)
Guess who wrote that list of demands? If you think it was those football players, you might be naive about the thinking and writing abilities of 20 year-old wide receivers. The list was written by a radical professor at UT. That professors name will inevitably be made public soon enough.
The point here is that these kids dont just come up with this stuff on their own. Left to their own devices, these kids are going to drink some beer, smoke some pot, listen to a whole lot of really bad music, study a little bit and end up getting a 4-year degree in 5 or 6 years. But at our nations universities, these professors and other campus radicals arent going to leave them to their own devices. And thats how you end up with a dozen U.S. cities being looted and burned by domestic terrorist groups over a month of one summer.
Thus, one of the great benefits of a year of distance learning is that these students will have far less exposure to their professors and thus, much less indoctrination time.
There is no more fundamentally archaic, financially draining and wasteful institution in America today than the nations university system. By pretending for political reasons that they cant risk letting 18 to 23 year-olds who are virtually impervious to COVID-19 go back to school this fall, these universities are about to reveal their essential uselessness to the world.
That is all.
The way US New and World Report ranked colleges based on different criteria, a new rating system is now needed. Colleges must be ranked on the degree of Marxism that controls the academic and social life of these “institutions of higher learning”. No decent conservative should pay tuition to an institution until they are informed of the places Marxist index.
Our overlords are planning to selectively block the internet from us knuckle draggers. That will solve a lot of problems for them.
I attended a large, highly rated and popular University for my undergraduate degree. Twenty years later I got my masters from a school I had never heard of before.
It opened my eyes to how utterly abysmal my undergraduate education was.
When it came time to send my oldest child to school it was readily apparent that the larger, more popular, and well-regarded an institution is, the more awful it’s actual ability to educate.
Big, popular schools are focused on politics, not education.
When people continue to pay full tuition for online education, we will find out how much the credential (name of college on diploma) is worth vs how much the actual education is worth.
I agree. I had two sons go to a smaller private university and one went to a Big 10 university. The Big 10 grad (PU), while at a smaller campus in Indianapolis, the student services sucked. The private university- UE- rocked it! I would not send another kid, if I had one, to a large university.
A lot of what they are paying for is the HARVARD name on their sheepskin. Much like watches. You can get a great Citizen Ecowatch that runs on light and is radio synchronized to an atomic clock for $300. Yet people still fork out $5K for luxury brand watches that are crappy.
Did anyone actually believe they were going to Harvard to learn? They famously say that the hardest part about Harvards is getting in, and kids who get into Harvard already know everything anyway.
As one commenter recently pointed out, Harvard doesnt sell education, Harvards sells admission to the liberal elite. I dont think this will affect them at all.
I still think there’s a case that can be made in this country to knock the entire system down, if someone would try.
What we now have is the equivalent of a pricing system where one goes to the supermarket and the price that he has to pay for groceries is variable, and is different for every customer, based on the customer’s income, assets, and access to further income (for example, as you walk by and look at the steaks, it flashes $32/lb., the next guy, who is not as well off, it flashes $11/lb.). If the supermarket customer says ‘go to hell, you don’t get that information, for your so-called dynamic pricing’, then they are forced to pay a ‘sticker price’ which is at least several times above cost and would fall under gouging laws ($58/lb., in this case).
The above is EXACTLY what pretty much all private universities are doing at this point (public schools too, but with a lower ‘sticker price’, it’s not quite as bad).
Edmond Gordon. Don'tcha love the cutesy head tilt?
"His teaching and research interests include: power and identity in the African Diaspora, critical race and gender theory, and the racial economy of space and resources."
Every institution and empire becomes sclerotic and corrupt in time. At the end of its life cycle there is a time when people realize it but they keep it going anyway for a while. The large cities are going through this.
No frat parties? I’m out!
And that is really the way the world works.
I sold real estate for a while. It became clear that driving a “brand name” (Mercedes) car was a sign of success and quite literally helped you gain client respect and earn more than the car is actually cost and FAR more than it is worth as a car (it’s why resale prices are so dismal).
But fact is, a good “shingle” has an actual dollar value.
Same with office buildings and commuting to white collar jobs in the “city”.
Virtual 3-D frat parties?
They teach hate.
Can I hook up with virtual 3-D chicks? :)
It’s almost the same with health care pricing
--Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase Home Schooling. When the products being marketed (higher learning) start out with Location, Name, and Prestige of Interpersonal Network, the PINheads falsely think that it’s their ideas in a PowerPoint (the actual death of education) that someone will pay for. Universities are about to go the way of newspapers. Hands on Tech schools will thrive; knowledge base switched online, not so successful.
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