Monday, April 23, 2007

What Exactly Is a College Education These Days?

My thoughts about the need for and value of going to college have been turned upside down over the past several years. Although dd23 likes to take credit for that (having forced me to accept that she didn't want to go to college for some pretty valid reasons), the fact is that what's happening in many American colleges and universities these days also deserves some credit.

Dr. Walter E. Williams, professor of economics at George Mason University and occasional substitute radio host (for Rush Limbaugh), gets specific about how today's college students are bombarded with politically motivated teaching. Dr. Williams also refers to a Web site,, where parents can see for themselves the kind of pressure college students are being forced to deal with.

I mentioned the other day that the works of William Shakespeare are disappearing from the required reading lists for 21st century college-level classes. It's no wonder...if you're busy feeding kids propaganda, that doesn't leave much time for studying Shakespeare, does it?

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