It’s graduation season for American high school seniors. Congratulations, kids, especially those of you who survived twelve years of government indoctrination. For many this fall means heading off to college. I know young people, this year, headed to Georgia Tech, UNC, Chapel Hill, and Notre Dame. These selections and acceptances, by themselves, are impressive accomplishments.
However, I have warned repeatedly in the recent past about the decline of academia. Today, Dr. Walter Williams shares some similar cautionary sentiments: please know and understand what really goes on at modern institutions of higher learning.
To reduce angst among snowflakes in its student body, the University of California, Hastings College of the Law has added a “Chill Zone.” The Chill Zone, located in its library, has, just as most nursery schools have, mats for naps and beanbag chairs. Before or after a snooze, students can also use the space to do a bit of yoga or meditate. The University of Michigan Law School helped its students weather their Trump derangement syndrome — a condition resulting from Donald Trump’s election — by enlisting the services of an “embedded psychologist” in a room full of bubbles and play dough. To reduce pressure on law students, Joshua M. Silverstein, a law professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, thinks that “every American law school ought to substantially eliminate C grades and set its good academic standing grade point average at the B- level.”
Today’s academic climate might be described as a mixture of infantilism, kindergarten and totalitarianism. The radicals, draft dodgers and hippies of the 1960s who are now college administrators and professors are responsible for today’s academic climate. The infantilism should not be tolerated, but more important for the future of our nation are the totalitarianism and the hate-America lessons being taught at many of the nation’s colleges. …
Mats, bean bags, bubbles, and play dough at law schools. Law schools – graduate programs for people who have already passed through college at least once, many of them with one or more years of “real world” experience in between tenures. Perhaps the real world isn’t what it was.
Williams point, like mine previously, is that we must not tolerate this nonsense any longer. We just can’t afford to humor the idiocy at the expense of civilization. Paying $50,000 or more, per year, for play dough and safe zones is insane. There are vastly less expensive options, some that are free.
If you’re thinking about going to college or if you’re the parent of a student, think long and hard about what goes on at some of these giant preschools with beer parties. Do your homework.
Williams concludes, again as I have before, that the best way to fight this is to cut the money. Regents and legislators can do that, theoretically, by slashing budgets. You can do it by withholding tuition. Do something. Anyway,
Congratulations to the Class of 2017!