Financial Reality Week in Education
Your weekly report on education news.
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 08:00am 3 Comments
Higher education is on a collision course with financial reality. Compare these two stories.
- Thousands of Rutgers University Workers Launch Strike Over Job Security and Pay
- Historic Salary Increases in Higher Education Can’t Keep Pace With Inflation
There is much more of this to come.
- Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee Closing in May
- The King’s College Struggling to Raise Funds to Stay Open for Another Year
This is not the solution.
Why is this happening? It’s a real mystery.
- Bates College Now Requires Courses Related to ‘Race, Power, Privilege and Colonialism’
- Trans Activists at U. Florida Protest by Injecting Themselves With Hormones While Chanting ‘F*** DeSantis’
- Baylor University Hosted ‘Queer Sex Ed’ Event on Campus
The left won’t even allow debate.
- San Francisco State U. Student President Blames Riley Gaines for the Student Mob Attack on Her
- College Republicans at Vanderbilt U. Protested for Hosting Debate on Gender Transitioning
- Political Violence at Riley Gaines Event Is Par For The Course In San Francisco
Biden is making things worse.
- Biden Administration Proposes New Title IX Rule That Would Force Schools to Embrace Gender Identity in Women’s Sports
This issue must also be addressed.
- CUNY Has a Serious Anti-Semitism Problem
- Faculty at Columbia University Divided Over Plan to Open a Center in Israel
Didn’t we just go through this at another school?
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A financial reckoning is coming to higher education for sure. There is a demographic decline in simple numbers of this and future generations available to even apply to college. Then look at HS graduation rates and rates of student performance at grade level, both are scary.
Add in the way too high price for a college degree leading many students into massive debt. Then consider the ideological indoctrination v pursuit of academic inquiry going on at many campuses. The normal, everyday taxpayer looks at this and wonders why a college needs a dozen administrators for DEI and numerous courses and degrees that end in ‘studies’. Support for public finance of higher ed is waning.
I love learning. I have interests in political theory, law, languages, theology, history, anthropology, etc. Yet, as i survey what is happening to higher education, I wonder if the current model of tertiary education is worthwhile for anything other than the STEM disciplines. A young man today is probably better advised to learn a skilled trade, plus some computer know-how.
Honestly the meat of a classic 2yr liberal arts + trade and some business classes on the practical mechanics of running a business would be ideal for the majority.