Bernie Sanders introduced the idea of free college for most during the Democrat primary. New York has decided to give free college to middle class New Yorkers. California is poised to do something similar, and free college is now part of the New Jersey governor’s race debate.
I think I’m going the other way on this. Rather than schools offer free tuition to students, I’m all for pulling all state and federal funding from colleges and ending subsidized loans.
The Secretary of Education, Besty DeVos, is using the DOE to undo the Obama Dear Colleague Letter which has turned into a massive abuse of Title IX (I deliberately chose the Slate article – because when Slate says DeVos is right about Title IX being abused, you can bank on it being that bad). College professors are resistant to the idea of reintroducing due process to on campus sexual assault investigations.
Princeton University is holding a Fuck Free Speech event on Constitution Day. Professors at the University of California Berkeley want students and professors to boycott campus during the ‘Free Speech Week’.
College campuses across the country are creating racially and sexually separated ‘safe spaces’ for various identity groups.
Then there was the total cluster-fuck of Evergreen State College.
Since the beginning of 2017, academia has done its best to show that it has no respect, if downright hatred, for the First Amendment, Second Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
This is anti-Civics, actively promoting ignorance and hatred of the United States.
Why are we funding this?
I’m not saying end college as an institution, but maybe taking away the free money will cause the useless programs to wither and die. There will always be a need for scientists, engineers, doctors, nurses, accountants, and such. But if kids have to pay $50,000 out of pocket to listen to some putz ramble on about the social construct of gender in Indigenous societies, they might say “fuck that noise” and actually learn something.