Saturday, March 17, 2018

Academics reeling as market discipline comes to the University of Wisconsin

If you are sick and tired of professors indoctrinating students in politicized classes that teach nothing of any use in real life, and hate the idea that tenure immunizes them from accountability, the next decade or so is going to provide some relief.

The reckoning is coming, as shocked professors at a University of Wisconsin campus just discovered. The higher education bubble that Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit has forecast to burst has just popped in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

It turns out that you can’t earn a living teaching subjects that students aren’t that interested in. Even if you have tenure. Colleen Flaherty writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education:..........No doubt, those who celebrate this transition will be castigated as anti-intellectual barbarians. But the real barbarians are those who drove academia into self-absorbed obsessions of the left, making it irrelevant to the needs of students, while overloading their schools with administrative dead weight that has pushed up tuition to unaffordable levels..............Read more

My Take - I hate saying this again as I've said it so often.  We need to stop funding higher education. First and foremost is because in so many universities it's no longer "higher" education as much as leftist indoctrination.  End student loan programs, make those who borrowed responsible for those loans and stop trying to push it on to the taxpayers, end grant money and force this institutions to be for profit institutions.  Then let them teach whatever they wish to teach and sell that to the public. It won't be long before parents and student will start carefully looking to see where their hard earned money is going and what the end result will be. 

Oh, and one more thing.  When the funding dries up - the tuition will drop like a stone and all of a sudden they'll discover they don't really need all that administration drag on their profitability. 

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