Taking Aim at… The Failure of Academia
This is almost never said out loud by ANY politician. It may be whispered in some obscure think tanks, and aren’t they ALL, but rarely do people who might actually DO something about this, say these things out loud.
Our universities are at least 80% failing to produce productive citizens, which is really their only job.
(I say 80% since I think that possibly 20% still come out of 4-8 years of college with the ability to get jobs in medicine, law, engineering and accounting. Too bad we need less laws, accounting will be a dying business if tax reform is every passed and if BamCare is not undone, all of medical jobs will just be government jobs.
By Tom Knighton September 18, 2017 PJ Media
It’s hard to listen to some millennials belly ache about student loan debt. After all, those who tend to complain the loudest are people who racked up six-figure debt while majoring in things like Russian literature and lesbian fruitbat studies. Why should any of us feel bad for them when they made such stupid decisions about their education with no understanding that after college you need to get a job.
The lack of opportunity for those with certain majors is a problem that many people are discussing, but thus far few talking about it have the authority to do much to address the problem. However, as Campus Reform reports, at least one state governor is doing just that.
In a speech to the Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship on Tuesday in Louisville, Kentucky, [Kentucky Governor Matt] Bevin suggested that the universities and colleges could “find entire parts of your campus…that don’t need to be there.”
He suggested eliminating programs because of the potential cuts the state could make and because they don’t produce graduates filling high-wage, high-demand jobs.
“Either physically as programs, degrees that you’re offering, buildings that…shouldn’t be there because you’re maintaining something that’s not an asset of any value, that’s not helping to produce that 21st century educated workforce,” he said.
“There’s not a lot of jobs right now in America looking for people with [interpretive dance] as a skill set,” Bevin pointed out, echoing his previous criticism of French literature majors. ….. READ MORE.
The fact that there will be fewer women’s studies degrees floating around would simply be a happy coincidence.
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