College Education becoming a Scam Junk academics is what I call courses such as “Feminist Studies,” “Diversity Studies,” “Black Studies,” & “Multicultural Studies.”

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By Lynn Woolley

Have you ever wondered why a college education is so important?

Well, take a look at job message boards online and see how many require a college education. Except for low-skilled labor jobs, it’s hard to get hired without a diploma.  That has been beaten into our national consciousness for a generation. And that’s precisely what allows big colleges and universities to jack up the tuition to the point that normal people can’t go without taking out huge student loans.

The student ends up with a questionable education and a big debt with years to pay – but he’s got that precious diploma.

Meanwhile, the colleges churn out football players for the NFL while losing money on sports (for the most part) and indoctrinating students with left-wing ideals. With some notable exceptions, a college degree is just a piece of paper that you’re told you have to have.

The University of Texas has come up with a great way for families to overcome its ridiculous tuition costs.

This is how the scam works.

• First, you’re indoctrinated with the idea that you MUST have a college degree at any cost.
• Second, colleges continuously jack up the tuition.
• Third, they promote social justice by finding ways to get kids from protected communities accepted.

UT Austin has been the nation’s worst college regarding admissions – even dealing with a major scandal revealed by former regent Wallace Hall. Instead of admitting that high-powered families and members of the Legislature got special treatment, especially in the Law School, they tried to cover it up.

Here’s what UT is doing now: According to the right-wing think tank Empower Texans, UT is involved in a wealth redistribution scheme. President Greg Fenves announced in April a new financial aid package.

Students from families under $30,000 would get a free education if accepted, and could also obtain aid for such things as housing.

But wait. That’s not all. UT will guarantee financial aid to any student whose family income is under $100,000 per year and can demonstrate any level of financial need. Empower Texas says that means about 80 percent of Texas household are eligible.

That means the other 20 percent will be stuck with footing the bill for UT’s outrageous tuition costs – and will need to make up the difference for the families getting the aid. It makes you wonder: why not just lower the tuition to a point where Texas families can afford UT?

Oh, but then Fenves and his henchmen could not play around with “diversity” and “social justice” while appearing to be compassionate for helping all these poor families get their kids into college.

UT Regent Wallace Hall (Photo: Texas Monthly)

It all stinks.

Along come libertarian John Stossel and his professor friend, Bryan Caplan.

Caplan is a economist who says most people should not go to college at all. He told Stossel that most kids are bored in college, sitting through classes that will be forgotten as soon as they leave school.

Stossel says his tuition at Princeton (where he learned to live with strangers, play cards, and chase women) was $2,000 – not the current $50,000.

Caplan contends that income goes up with a fancy degree – but not because the bearer of that degree is better equipped to do the job. He says he diploma is a “signaling device” that means the student was smart enough to get through college.

Holy cow! That’s a lot of money and long-term debt to have a piece of paper that sends a signal to an employer that you can stay with a project – like college.

But, in my experience, it’s true. I’ve looked at job message boards just to see what’s out there. Prospective employers ask the strangest things once you get beyond the basics. They ask about your degree and then they go weird on you. You might get little puzzles to solve – like, what would do in this situation? Or how would you feel?

They always want to know the color of your skin. They have ways to figure it out, even if they can’t ask you.

John Stossel

Caplan & Stossel say we’re all suckers to subsidize this system.

Having a college degree may be good for a student (if you take away the huge debt problem), but bad for the country. It costs too much. It wastes time with boring studies that have no bearing on a person’s career. And it fuels the college campus as an indoctrination center.

The case against junk academics.

That what I call courses such as “Feminist Studies,” “Diversity Studies,” “Black Studies,” “Multicultural Studies,” and so on. I’ve written about Pam Midget (PhD) and her “Human Diversity” course at Wichita Falls’ Midwestern University.

Pam Midgett PhD (Linked In)

I have a friend that took the course online and learned all about her white skin privilege and other such nonsense that had nothing to do with her major. The class was social justice indoctrination and nothing else.

So who benefits from the current college system?

Caplan says professors do – tenured ones such as he. They make good money. They can’t be fired in most cases, and the demands on their time are few. Professor Caplan is expected to teach only 5 hours each week.

Remember that such professors are supported financially by the huge commitment that is today’s tuition. Caplan and Stossel are whistleblowers. I’m so glad they are exposing the scam that we’ve been writing about on WB Daily for years.

Yes, people going into computer science, engineering, and careers involving math and science may need a college education. But we need a re-tool. In so many cases, a year of the basics would be fine – study history, the arts, reading, writing, and grammar – and then concentrate on what you are going to do with your life.

In many cases, that might better be accomplished in a trade school where the focus is on that one subject, and where tuition rates are still reasonable. Of course, potential employers have to decide if they want debt-free people well-schooled in their specific fields – or employees that know a lot about diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice – and who owe their souls to a student loan.

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