19 April 2011

Yet More On The Politicization Of Academia . . .

And the inferiority of the product they are producing:

It should be noted that academia's emphasis on politics and ideology rather than actually educating, is producing fruit. Unfortunately, its rotten. John Tammey made these recent observations in Forbes:

That knowledge gained in college on its very best day has little to no relationship with the work individuals around the world perform once graduated has not deterred a mad political rush to make a college education as universal as healthcare. Though politicians, educators and their media enablers would have us believe that the act of earning a college diploma makes short people tall, turns bad writers into Somerset Maugham, and the mathematically challenged into highly-paid engineers, reality is happily intruding . . . As Geeta Anand reported in the Wall Street Journal, though call-center company 24/7 Customer Pvt. Ltd is eagerly searching for “recruits who can answer questions by phone and e-mail”, it’s found that “so few of the high school and college graduates who come through the door can communicate effectively in English, and so many lack a grasp of educational basics such as reading comprehension, that the company can hire just three out of every 100 applicants.” This is our future.

Read the rest here.

Post on distorting history and heroes coming later today.


Lindsay said...

Yikes, that is scary...I know this isn't "politically correct" but the fact is that not every student is made for college...learning a trade and WORKING is honorable, and many times more financially beneficial. Parents need to get off of the "must go to college train," and realize that there are other options.

That is one thing that will make colleges become more accountable for what they are teaching.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"learning a trade and WORKING is honorable"

Absolutely. I believe the Book of Proverbs puts it this way: "In all labor, there is profit."

One of my own sons chose a trade over a college education. He's an accomplished farrier and doing quite well.