A matched set about the PC train wreck that is California’s higher education system

California used to have the finest public education system in America.  It wasn’t lack of funding that killed it; it was Leftist corruption and insanity.  Don’t believe me?  Read these two articles.

From Bruce Kesler:  Important Report On The Sinkhole That Is Higher Education

From Donald Douglas: California State Colleges and Universities May Screen for Sexual Orientation in Admissions Applications

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  • JKB

    University echo chamber drowns out diverse voices 

    Uh oh, even SFGate is revealing the rot.    

    The report cites a number of studies that document academia’s political imbalance. In 2004, for example, researchers examined the voter registration of UC Berkeley faculty. They found a ratio of 8 Democrats for each Republican. While the ratio was 4:1 in the professional schools, in more political disciplines, the ratio rose to 17:1 in the humanities and 21:1 in social sciences. 

    Wall Street Journal: 

    The analysis begins from a nonpolitical fact: Numerous studies of both the UC system and of higher education nationwide demonstrate that students who graduate from college are increasingly ignorant of history and literature. They are unfamiliar with the principles of American constitutional government. And they are bereft of the skills necessary to comprehend serious books and effectively marshal evidence and argument in written work. 

    So more Democrats in the faculty could be the reason the kids are paying more but learning less, at least less of value to continuing as a fully functional adult.  All the protests seem to reveal they are taking to their indoctrination quite well to the detriment of freedom of thought.

    On a happier note, Newmark’s Door highlights the power of capitalism

    Newmark’s Door: “Gordon Gekko’s Cell Phone” 

    Gecko’s brick phone in Wall Street would be $8800+ in todays money and the only app it came with was a loan application.   

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    It takes money to rip off the serfs to pay for aristocratic privileges. Academia has gotten used to luxuries and vacations. That, of course, makes them pretty weak individual fighters.


  • MacG

    Wait till these high Schoolers get to college…maybe they can make a difference:
    One entitlement I support