Sleeping Dogs Are Waking

The university will either change soon or simply implode; its present course is unsustainable and rests on the premise that schizophrenic deans and presidents can still manage to write and say things to student cry bullies that they hope their donors and alumni never read or hear.

Colleges overcharge insolvent students through tuition increases far beyond the annual rate of inflation—the Ponzi scheme predicated on guaranteed federal loans that cannot be repaid by poorly educated graduates and drop-outs, many with little skills or demonstrable education. Obama has already promised relief to the disabled student debtor: expect that more amnesties will follow, probably predicated on the basis of race, class, and gender. In the meantime, the number of disabled indebted students will mysteriously soar.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Wait until this bubble busts.
    Half of the school work I did in college could have been mooced.
    Most of the labs were practical and hands on and need to stay that way.
    I could have I would have mooced my way through faster.
    It seemed that after the day care was paid for and the books and tuition were paid that summer job was essentially a wash.
    But, we couldn’t take the kids out of day care because we’d lost the spots.
    Tuition and books ran about three grand a year ten years ago.

  • Dana Garcia

    Useless universities where the only major is commie indoctrination are aided by ridiculous demands of students that tuition be free.

    If the kiddies campaigned for reasonable college costs instead of freebies, people might take them seriously.

    • V10_Rob

      Strictly speaking, they’re entirely justified in demanding tuition be free.

      After all, ‘zero’ IS the fair market value of the education they receive.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Universities need to be shut down, thoroughly overhauled and reopened as institutions of higher learning, which as of now they are not. Tenured slackers and frauds need to be purged and all courses containing “studies” in their titles needf to be abolished.

    • Mark DeFord Eletion

      Universities should be shut down and left that way. Free online learning should become the standard. Any necessary practical training and supervised tests would occur later in the workplace. The whole system would probably be much cheaper all around, because there would be no college to pay for.

  • Ed

    Can’t wait to see a plane built on the framework of social justice physics.

    • Clausewitz

      That’ll be a definite no fly zone.