‘Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees’: Education advocates see growing disdain for U.S. universities

COCHISE, Arizona — Frank Antenori shot the head off a rattlesnake at his back door last summer – a deadeye pistol blast from 20 feet. No college professor taught him that. The U.S. Army trained him, as a marksman and a medic, on the “two-way rifle range” of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Useful skills. Smart return on taxpayers’ investment. Not like the waste he sees at too many colleges and universities, where he says liberal professors teach “ridiculous” classes and indoctrinate students “who hang out and protest all day long and cry on our dime.”

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    • Exile1981

      They need to stop funding universities with joke degrees.

      • mauser 98

        a hand full left …at most

  • Ed

    The left is doing to Big education what they’re doing to ESPN, to Hollywood, to anything they touch. They’re wrecking it.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Education is fine – as long as we realize that college now is merely a different vocational track or should be. A hundred years ago it was not, and if you needed a job you joined a union or guild became an apprentice and moved on. Now, the economics are such that college is or should be a parallel track to that – there’s still trades but college fills a different niche. A vocational track all the same though. Anything else is not a VOcation it’s an AVocation. And that’s fine if you want to be one of the 13 world renowned scholars in some obscure thing only you and 12 other people care about. Or, alternatively, if you want to become part of the system that churns out useless antifactual witchcraft posing as knowledge so that those people can go back into that same system to do more of that over and over…that’s fine too. It’s more or less what working in the public sector is as well. Put in your 30 and then cash out.

    But we shouldn’t care or worry much either way. They’re a drag on the system and a drag on their own lives Some people barely get out of college and become alcoholics who work their lives away in some shit low paying low jobs. Others become college staff. It’s the same thing.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Higher education needs to be covered by the consumer protection laws.