Last month, ideological militant students at the liberal arts curriculum laden Evergreen State College introduced the obscure publicly funded institution to the the world, with a hypocritical tirade of anti-constitutional sentiments which resounded throughout the galaxy in an effulgent red display of hegemonism and group think.
The tactics of hate mongering culminated when two polar opposite adult protest groups invaded the campus to calmly discuss the world, and a liberal professor was burned at the proverbial stake and labeled a “racist” by students when attempting to introduce reasonable dialogue that barring a certain race from campus for a day would be in the best interest of nobody.
Watch The Insanity Perpetuated On A Public College Compus
The results are not shocking, considering the reality of the vicious financial cycle created by an explosion of infrastructure and the constant need for increased enrollment, as well as the very public and well-documented indiscretions of professors and students in promoting a one-sided viewpoint. Add to the mix the continued relaxed admission standards and graduates attempting to assimilate into the workplace lacking a viable skill set and the stage is set of a justifiable public relations nightmare. According to the poll, for the first time since 2010, a majority of Republicans view the higher education experience as a negative aspect of the nation.
In short, people are fed up by a broken system continuing to exist for itself, as a insatiable entity feeding incessantly on tax payer dollars, with virtually no threat of recourse or the implementation of goals for corrective actions in promoting efficiency. From an individual standpoint, at many times the nightmarish narrative simply begins with acceptance into a state institution and the qualification for a high interest student loan, leading to the potential for a decade of struggle. The university system is a valuable part of the national tapestry in providing learning opportunities for recharging the next generation of leaders and support staff in society, and that reality should not be compromised. However, the failure of the primary school system in pushing students towards STEM based careers and the substandard and politicized admission standards in accepting unqualified applicants is alarming and appalling. In the current digital world of instant gratification and constant validation, the first two casualties of the electronic realm are the crucial disciplines of math and science. While the higher education system deserves a considerable part of the blame in spawning a broken record, the tech companies need to be held accountable for their preferential higher practices of importing inexpensive HB-1 visa engineering slaves, and the manufacturing consortium deserves a fair amount of criticism for the outsourcing of plants and job opportunities globally.
A columnist in the Seattle Times had the audacity to spin the results of the poll into an insane diatribe that Republicans want to deemphasize the mechanism of higher education as important component in ensuring that the future of the nation is in good hands. The same newspaper published an article in 2011 focusing on how the budget at the University of Washington was so compromised, that residents and class valedictorians with perfect GPA were not being admitted, as out of state students were given preferential status, because of the increased revenue potential. Allegedly, six years is ancient history for certain journalists. If fixing the system by making reasonable budget cuts, repairing the disaster of the current student loan system, altering funding methods and holding tenured professors accountable is akin to phasing out or eliminating universities, the op-ed writer needs a crash course with reality. As with the beneficial changes in pruning federally funded junk science programs, reasonable and innovative Americans understand that diamond encrusted woeful spending at the end of the day is still a waste of money.
See The Pew Research Center Poll here.
Read the Seattle Times op-ed here.