March 15, 2019

Kurt Schlichter: College scam? College is already a scam!

Kurt SchlichterHost of Take That

Sure, the celebrity millionaire college admissions scandal is bad, but it's just a symptom of the real problem - the giant grift that is America's academia.

It used to be that high school was expected to prepare Americans to be citizens, but now the Democrat public school establishment has pushed that responsibility off to a different set of left wing freeloaders, the professors and administrators who live off other Americans like parasites.

By making a four year college degree a de facto requirement for most any kind of no-labor living — actual educational requirements be damned — these hacks have made themselves indispensable. And they are happy to allow you and me to dispense our hard-earned tax money on subsidies to keep these leftist activists fat, dumb and unaccountable. Time to stop the scam!

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commented 2019-03-17 18:11:28 -0400
College really is a scam in most cases. Like Kurt said, professions such as doctors and mathematicians need it but what good does studying literature or political science do? It’s all about the sinecure.
commented 2019-03-16 06:26:33 -0400
Most engineering Batchelor degrees could easily be taught in technical schools and with more hands on experience. Then if you want to go on for higher studies, select only the best of the best. The same can be said for the sciences, dentistry, physical and occupational therapy, programming, et cetera. Some fields of study, such as mathematics, will probably require university right from the start.

No quotas for home grown students by race; its called merit. Foreign students pay every cent and no grants or bursaries to attend our schools, compete by merit, and do not displace any of the nation’s best.

For liberal arts, first you do a year or two of a technical field, or worked in something other than sales or serving, just so you have a better grasp of life before you decide upon theatre (university?), literature, women’s studies, philosophy, Russian literature (first learn how to read Russian), et cetera.

I have seen too many students who had no business being in university taking up space simply to get a useless degree, Most of my friends are not even working in the fields they graduated from. How many sociologists, comparative language studies, or dance grads do we really need?