Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Let's Look at College

I have an eighteen year old son that graduates from high school this May. Before you go all nuts on me, his birthday is in November, the reason that he is eighteen and graduating high school now, is because regulations require that a student is a certain age before they start school. He never made below a "B" in any class during his whole school career. I am not bragging, the "B" was extremely disappointing.

Attending college has become some sort of "right" granted by the morons that ascribe to thoughts that all outcome must be equal. Do you think that my son has earned the place in a college by his academic achievement? Well, of course. Since there exist now, no absolute standards at judging the quality of any student, Little Dogs' accomplishments are diminished. But, this is not what I want to discuss, it is simply disclaimer to keep from being accused of having some kind of "selfish" motives for my rant.

College is expensive. Why? Because of the number of students vying for a limited number of desks. There is no other reason. Leftists and collectivists always try to ignore certain facts about economics and additionally try to throw money at a non-existent problem. Their very policies contradict their intentions. Such is the nature of ignoring a problem or misidentifying a problem.

Now, do we want higher education to become more affordable? I believe certainly that we do. There are two ways to accomplish this using known tactics. I guess that we could use the tactics of magic, but I have found that magic is somewhat unpredictable.

Reduce demand or increase supply. Those are the only two ways to reduce the cost of anything aside from discovering scientifically new ways of accumulating knowledge. Since science again cannot be scheduled, we must deal with the two knowns.

Fact 1. Some children are ill equipped to deal with higher learning. Despite what we as parents determine, those that are not equipped for higher education cannot be forced to change their very nature. As blame, their nature comes from somewhere and since I believe that all behavior is learned, I guess that deficiency is the parent's fault. Deal with it.

Fact 2. There is always a need for someone to work in the trash collection field, right, Gnutcase? My trash is not going to empty itself, is it Mr. Man?

Fact 3. Bill Gates doesn't have a degree.

Fact 4. Noam Chomsky has many.

Fact 5. The basic philosophy behind the need for a higher education is flawed. With the absolute failure of our lower educational system, why would anyone think that attending school for even longer periods of time would increase intelligence or knowledge? Doesn't the idea seem logical that the longer you subject a thinking person to stupidity, the easier it becomes for that stupidity to grasp hold of the thinking person's thinking apparatus? Just saying.

Fact 6. To decrease the cost of higher education, we must simply eschew the notion that all children are in need of a college degree.

Fact 7. Let's start the denial to a higher education with Miley Cyrus and anyone that follows her "achievements."

Image above stolen from HERE.

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2 comments:

Skunkfeathers said...

LOL...congrats to your son for earning a real degree.

I have one. I don't use it. My degree and fifty cents won't buy anything useful, other than it allows me to rightfully claim I'm "college educated".

Since elementary and secondary schools -- at least those who have adopted the dumbed down standards espoused by teachers' unions -- don't educate and properly prepare them for any kind of real higher ed, college is next to useless for so many aspiring welfare queens, gangstas, drug addicts, and future wards of the state, as well as a generation of "entitlement" brats.

Then again, lib professors have to have some minds to pollute with their commie drivel...

Skunkfeathers said...

LOL...congrats to your son for earning a real degree.

I have one. I don't use it. My degree and fifty cents won't buy anything useful, other than it allows me to rightfully claim I'm "college educated".

Since elementary and secondary schools -- at least those who have adopted the dumbed down standards espoused by teachers' unions -- don't educate and properly prepare them for any kind of real higher ed, college is next to useless for so many aspiring welfare queens, gangstas, drug addicts, and future wards of the state, as well as a generation of "entitlement" brats.

Then again, lib professors have to have some minds to pollute with their commie drivel...

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