Honestly, we should forget the failure that is Common Core Mathematics. In the calculus of the Left’s war on Americans’ thoughts, there are far worse things to concern ourselves with. Chief among them is their use of the credulity of sheeple and the Left’s chosen Magisterium to label any American who dissents from their dogma as something evil.
Honestly, when it comes to certain sorts and those who’ve “allied” with them. the only education they seem to have either received or accepted are hatred, fear, envy, sloth, and misplaced entitlement.
What’s worse is that neither I nor anyone that I personally know have any idea of how to salvage these sorts. Every cure is multi-generational and leaves the current and immediately upcoming ones needing to be solved for rather than cured / re-educated.
S’true! A large part of what wrong with America’s “higher education” system can be laid at the feet of the universities, but not all of it. A lot of it has to blamed upon the students and their clownish attempts at decision making and responsibility.
OK, to start with, Harvard didn’t pay Elizabeth Warren $400K for teaching one class. They paid her, their sole “Native American” faculty member about $94K to teach that one class. Still though, paying someone that much for teaching a single course seems ridiculous and correcting that sort of excess would be start towards fixing the supposedly ludicrously high cost of a college education.
If nothing else, it’d be both a step in the right direction and a step away from the Democrats’, Socialists’, Liberals’, and Progressives’ attempt to just have all of us pay for whatever education the next generation wants.
Periodically – normally either while they’re losing an election or immediately after having lost one – our domestic enemies will bemoan the “education gap” between them and Americans, who vote for Republicans. The rest of the time they tend to be patronizing and sarcastic about it and those “ignorant bumpkins” in rural America.
Yet, what is truer is that there is a widening Indoctrination Gap between the Leftists and the American people. A couple of generations of ever-increasing left-wing indoctrination being added to- or disguised as “higher education” has both guaranteed that college graduates would at least lean Left and that Americans would more and more reject the institutions that did this and which continue to escalate their doing of it.
And, to cement things and increase both the divide and the Leftists’ indoctrination of the college educated, the graduates’ incurred debt, declining ROI on their education, and the need or implanted desire to move to higher cost of living urban centers, all conspire to both separate the two groups further and to make Americans think poorly of college as path to take in life.
But hey! What do I know? I’m just a deplorable, knuckle-dragging ignoramus…
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