Over the years, many of our colleges and universities have dramatically changed, and not for the better. Academia used to be a place where divergent voices were common and welcomed. The faculty took no stand on issues but encouraged students to think for themselves, decide where they stood on issues and be able to defend it. Today, we have a situation where Academia has been inundated with ultra-Liberal professors in whose classrooms there is a climate of hostility to anyone who disagrees with them. The days of true freedom of expression are gone because today freedom of expression means agreeing with all the ultra-Liberal Marxist ideas being pushed at our schools. Unfortunately, most of the schools are run by administrators who either share the lefty concepts or do not possess a backbone. The young minds absorb all of this garbage and those who disagree keep quiet or live in fear.
So, what are the hypocrites in the “hallowed halls of knowledge” producing? What will our next generation of citizens be like? If this trend continues we shall have men and women who tolerate nothing except the progressive crap they’ve been taught. They will not be able to hold down a job because they were never taught what was really needed to survive and flourish in today’s world. They dislike the United States of America because that’s what their professors told them. These young people have spent more time protesting than studying and have become delicate little flowers who are easily upset by everything. They have never learned to think and formulate their own ideas. So, we will probably have a generation of robots.
Erratic, nasty student behavior is encouraged, and at the University of Florida students tore down anti-Hillary posters because they did not agree. At Brown University students vandalized American flags on the eve of Veterans Day and ON Veterans Day snatched American flags from a memorial and threw them on the ground. At Conservative events we frequently see childish students throwing temper tantrums because they don’t like what’s being said. Conservative students attending any of these events are frequently verbally abused and physically attacked by the disrupters.
We should question some of the subjects being taught and wonder why others are not being taught? Recently, classes in White Privilege are being taught in the schools. What exactly IS White Privilege? My understanding of it is that the amount of pigment in your skin, or lack of it, determines your place in the world. It is no longer a matter of how smart you are, how determined you are, or whether or not you are a good member of society…no, it’s because of that pigment. That has to be one of the dumbest things about which I’ve ever heard.
An announcement from George Washington University stated that students seeking a degree in History are not required to take a single course in American History! Unfortunately, more than a third of American Universities have adopted this. According to George Washington University “this was done to better reflect a globalizing world.”. How ridiculous is this? This is indoctrination.
In many instances Conservative speakers who have been invited to speak at the school are suddenly uninvited or forced to rescind their commitment due to faculty disapproval and protests. Here are a few that have had this action taken…Condoleeza Rice at Rutgers University…Ann Coulter at Fordham University…Michelle Malkin at American University…Ayaan Hirsi Ali at Brandeis University…Ray Kelly at Brown University…Dr. Ben Carson at Johns Hopkins University…David Horowitz at St. Louis University…David Clarke at the University of New Haven and Ben Shapiro at California State at Los Angeles.
Another aspect of this is the escalating costs to American families. The reason for these increased costs rests, to a large degree, with the huge salaries of the faculty and administration of several of these schools. The average compensation package for a professor in one of these elite schools is $250 thousand a year…and up! Another good example would be when Janet Napolitano became President of the University of California system in 2013, she was paid an annual salary of $570 thousand, given a residence costing $9950 a month, an annual car expense of $8916 a year, and a one-time relocation bonus of $142,500.
So the big question is…are the families that are sending their kids to these former prestigious institutions getting their money’s worth? Are the American people getting their money’s worth, since taxpayer funds go to many of these places? The answer to both questions is absolutely no! We are spending more and in return are getting a generation of young people who hate America, are intolerant of opposing views, can’t think for themselves, and will not be able to make it in the real world.
Our educational system must change. Get rid of Common Core, teach American History, and American values and traditions. Fire administrators who allow absurd behavior on campus, and unload all the ultra-Liberal professors. They are not teaching. They are indoctrinating. We need to make these changes for America’s future survival.