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Op-Ed: Today’s Yale Grads Not Qualified to Lead in the 21st Century

Op-Ed: Today’s Yale Grads Not Qualified to Lead in the 21st Century

“At Yale, there is seemingly a new protest every week.”

Esteban Elizondo is a senior at Yale himself. He doesn’t seem very confident in his colleagues.

He writes at the New York Post:

Today’s Yale grads aren’t qualified to lead in the 21st Century

Last weekend, 148 students stormed the field at the Harvard-Yale game to protest climate change, causing a 50-minute delay and forcing the players to finish in the dark. The Post editorial board called it “the college-version of a toddler’s meltdown,” and that is exactly right. As a current Yale student, I am constantly stunned by the childish behavior of my peers, who are voting-age adults attending what is supposedly one of the most prestigious colleges in America.

At Yale, there is seemingly a new protest every week. Each protest carries the same juvenile self-righteousness, enabled by a university administration that never dares to challenge its student body.

Yale “first-years” arrive on campus curious and mostly capable, but the university quickly proceeds to bubble-wrap their young minds, eliminating any trace of discomfort from their college experience. Rather than allowing students to learn through adversity, the administration creates a safe space where students are never told “no.” Instead, they’re provided with amenities ranging from therapy puppies to sandboxes — more fitting of a day-care center than a university.

Rather than confront its student body with uncomfortable truths, the university creates an alternate reality, where the only opinion that matters is yours, especially if you’re a leftist. Earlier this month, a group of students painted their faces white and began wailing outside a classroom as part of a protest against professor Emma Sky, whom they lazily branded a “war criminal” because she once served as an advisor to the commanding general of US forces in Iraq and the commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

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Bravo!
“At Yale, there is seemingly a new protest every week. Each protest carries the same juvenile self-righteousness, enabled by a university administration that never dares to challenge its student body.”
There it is. The cowardly administrators at these campuses cave to the spoiled brats who are acting like 2 year olds throwing tantrums. They continue to act that way, because they get away with it (and apparently have gotten away with it for a long time- parents, schools, etc.)
Enough! Take back the schools K-university.

SeekingRationalThought | December 29, 2019 at 11:28 am

Yesterday’s Yale grads were not qualified to lead either. It’s been decades since they have been capable. Those of us who have worked with or hired graduates of Yale and the other “top” schools have long been aware that while their graduates are polished and quick, they are also shallow and vapid, placing more value on “getting along” than in being right and doing good. The are generally more concerned with what’s in it for them than in getting a job done. These traits are signs of minds that have been trained, not educated, and are unable to think independently or exercise good judgement.

You can add Harvard to the list as well–just about every week, some idiocy is coming out of there too.

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