Safe Spaces for Snowflakes are Melting

Fantasy Landscape of Higher Education Doomed

The U.S. Department of Education and Moody’s Investors Service project that in the coming years, closure rates of small colleges and universities will triple, and mergers will double. __ Source

And why not close them down? Why not burn them to the ground without delay? Colleges no longer teach youth how to think. Instead they teach them what too think, resorting to ideological indoctrination as a post-modern substitute for genuine education. Worse, they are driving young people into life-long penury under the deceptive banner of “self-improvement.”

Pit of Corruption and Brainwashing
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Half of US Colleges Going Bankrupt in 10 Years?

At the Innovation + Disruption Symposium in Higher Education in May, Christensen specifically predicted that “50 percent of the 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. will be bankrupt in 10 to 15 years.”

___ https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/15/hbs-professor-half-of-us-colleges-will-be-bankrupt-in-10-to-15-years.html

Modern higher education is a giant profit-making scam, built on the ruination of young lives and the lobotomisation of young minds. Instead of encouraging young people to use their minds to explore all the great minds and great ideas of the human past and present, colleges are brainwashing students to take a very particular point of view. The future for students who undergo such an “education” is very dim indeed, as are the futures of anyone living in societies which these pathetic snowflakes may build.

It is barely possible that a large portion of these sad emotional weaklings can be saved. But only if they submit themselves to the discipline of the wisdom of those who unflinchingly carry the traditions of true philosophy, education, science, and wisdom into the lecture halls and other places of genuine teaching.

Before I can teach you how to reason, I must first teach you how to rid yourself of unreason. For many of you have not yet been educated. You have been dis-educated. To put it bluntly, you have been indoctrinated. Before you learn how to think you must first learn how to stop unthinking. __ Law Professor Adam J. McLeod to his students in his “Foundations of Law” class

Tales of law schools forced to shut down: It’s probably better for everyone if at least half of the US’ law schools (and liberal arts colleges) are shut down.

Society’s Elites Have Gone Off the Edge

Top tier leaders in education, media, foundations, tech companies, deep government, and other parasitic institutions have leapt over the precipice, and are intent on dragging as many innocent bystanders over the cliff as possible.

Today’s elites and wannabe elites shamble angrily about in an unruly herd. Violent emotions rule their minds and actions, with no room allowed for rational thinking or for a dispassionate examination of facts or evidence. Such an intellectual foundation is doomed to crumble, leading to a hugely regrettable blowback and aftermath.

Are There Better Substitutes for Our Rotten Universities?

In his recent book, “The Innovative University,” Christensen and co-author Henry Eyring analyze the future of traditional universities, and conclude that online education will become a more cost-effective way for students to receive an education, effectively undermining the business models of traditional institutions and running them out of business. __ https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/15/hbs-professor-half-of-us-colleges-will-be-bankrupt-in-10-to-15-years.html?

Free online courses along with home-delivered courses widely available for a nominal fee can substitute most ably if the goal is to teach students about their world and how to think and act within it.

Today’s universities exist mainly for themselves, and for the ill-gotten profits they can extract from students, families, alumni, foundations, governments, and financial institutions. They do not trouble themselves with the traditional goal of assisting students in developing the independent means to think and act on their own confident competence. For these despicable administrators, faculty, and staff, students are merely a means to their selfish ends.

Even those who eventually graduate too often have to deal with a hellish reality:

He graduated summa cum laude four years later and immediately got a job in his field, as an English teacher.

But he graduated with $35,000 in debt, a big hill to climb on a part-time teacher’s $18,000 salary. He struggled with payments, and he and his wife then consolidated their student debt, which soon totaled more than $50,000. They declared bankruptcy and defaulted on the loans. From there he found himself in a loan “rehabilitation” program that added to his overall balance. “That’s when the noose began to tighten,” he says.

The collectors called day and night, at work and at home. __ Source

Please don’t let this happen to you or to your child — or to any youth you care about. Make sure that any youth or parents of youth in your circle become informed to the realities of this gigantic quasi-criminal financial scam and destruction of young minds.

Dangerous Children © would never put up with this nonsense. Nor should you.

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3 Responses to Safe Spaces for Snowflakes are Melting

  1. Someone says:

    Even STEM fields suck in terms of ROI. Why spend up to $100k so you can get a $50k something job and even after a few years the earnings are not that great. Plus corporate Amerika continues to push for more legalized greencards and H1’s so wages will stay low. I can’t recommend even a degree in STEM these days.

  2. bob sykes says:

    There is no doubt the colleges and universities are disasters. At Wooster College, not a notorious hotbed of unreason, PC dogmas are enforced with a heavy hand: every faculty door in her building sports the same left-wing posters. Not merely left-wing, but the SAME left-wing posters, all four to six of them. I have no doubt that if one person were to keep his door clean, he would be attacked, possibly physically.

    However, Christensen and Eyring really do not understand what should (and often does) happen in a classroom, which is surprising considering their backgrounds. The teacher (mis-named) provides the student with direction and discipline: read this, do this and by this date, it will be on the exam. So goaded and rewarded (the gentleman’s A), students teach themselves. However, without the discipline and direction very few, perhaps 1% at a highly selective school, can learn on their own.

    Online courses lack all of this, and the great majority of online students must fail to learn anything. Self-paced learning is a proven failure, proven decades ago on the minds of many failed students. It is even worse than failure in a given course, the online student does not even know which courses to attempt.

    An then there is the whole administrative problem of certifying that a given individual has learned the material. That is an impossible task. And without reliable certification, the online course/degree is literally worthless.

    Someone is also correct about STEM, especially at the graduate level. A significant fraction of STEM graduates never use their degree or practice their discipline. This fraction rises to 50% in some BS degrees. That doesn’t mean the graduates are unemployed; many go into different jobs or use their degrees as entry into other areas like law, medicine the military.

    The situation is severe in our graduate programs, where a large majority of all MS and PhD candidates are foreigners who go home once they graduate. Even elite graduate programs are 50% foreign, and second rate ones are 70 to 90% foreign.

    All told, our colleges and universities produce a large surplus of STEM graduates every year, which holds down STEM salaries. The situation is aggravated by the very corrupt H!-B visa program, which exists explicitly to hold down STEM salaries. I can see why the Silicon Valley elites vote Democrat. I can’t understand why any STEM graduate would.

  3. Calvin X Hobbes says:

    “The situation is severe in our graduate programs, where a large majority of all MS and PhD candidates are foreigners who go home once they graduate. Even elite graduate programs are 50% foreign, and second rate ones are 70 to 90% foreign.”

    It’s my impression that many foreign grad students end up staying here. I think many do grad school here because it gives them a foot in the door to America.

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