It's Finally Happening: Colleges are Starting to Die in America

The college bubble, in other words, is finally bursting. Praise God our long national nightmare is beginning to end.

More Americans than ever seem to be ready to burn its once proud university system to the ground. Overpriced and with a quality that is way oversold, American campuses have distinguished themselves as the most effective form of flushing your hard-earned income down the toilet. And the data is showing that more people than ever are catching on:

Student bodies are in decline across the country, and somewhat drastically. The spring of 2017 hosted 2.4 million fewer students nationwide than did the fall of 2011, or an approximately 12 percent decrease in six years. Continued reductions in enrollment will hit the smallest, and by extension most vulnerable, colleges the hardest. But there is little even the nation’s largest colleges and universities can do at this point, as public perception of a degree’s value has created a cost/benefit crisis that, given plausible future trends, may be impossible to reverse.

The college bubble, in other words, is finally bursting. Thanks in no small part to big government policies of taking over the college loan system, universities were able to continue over-inflating the cost of their services. This provided them the ability to pay the hippies-turned-professors exorbitant amounts of money for often doing nothing more than giving dry, meaningless lectures, and writing papers for academic journals – all while a grad student lackey taught the class and graded the assignments.

Consequently, a frightening portion of college graduates with degrees in gender studies were finding the $200,000 in loans they owed for that certificate were tough to pay back when all they could land was an entry-level clerk job at Walmart.

No more. Now, an increasing percentage of high school graduates are moving directly into job-prep education. Either offered by a business itself, or channeled through a trade school or online academy, these innovative programs give students direct training in the field they want to work in rather than forcing them to fill 90% of their course schedule with classes that don’t pertain to their desired field. Between this phenomenon and the increased notoriety and value associated with trade schools, the traditional college money pit is hitting hard times.

And not a moment too soon, it seems. Because while universities have become less capable and less interested in training young people for a career, they have become havens for this garbage:

The Kennesaw State University LBGT Resource Center recently produced a new pamphlet that adds “ne,” “ve,” “ey,” “ze,” and “xe” to the list of gender neutral pronouns.

The “Gender Neutral Pronouns” pamphlet, a copy of which was obtained by Campus Reform, tells students that “some people don’t feel like traditional gender pronouns fit their gender identities,” and thus lists alternatives that students can use instead

These pronouns are accompanied by a conjugation chart listing how they might be used as a subject, object, possessive, possessive pronoun, and reflexive. For example, to refer to a student who identifies as “ne,” one could say “Ne laughed” or “That is nirs.”

To refer to a student who identifies as “ve,” the pamphlet explains that one would say “Vis eyes gleam” or “I called ver.”

You can pay almost $30,000 a year to Kennesaw State University to learn pretentious nonsense words. Or you can go to a trade school and learn how to make a living. Can’t figure out why traditional colleges are dying.

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nogovelites18
nogovelites18

@adamant Kids are being taught how "corrupt and vile" capitalism is and that the world should be ruled by one government, countries shouldn't have borders and the US is guilty of everything.

Tell It Right
Tell It Right

A lot depends on where you go to college and what your major is. My son who is a freshman getting a computer science degree says his math and CS instructors don't preach the liberal BS...he hears it only when he's in his liberal arts "core" courses, which he won't have many of because his major requires a lot of math. That's the same way it was decades ago when I got a CS degree.

ekay
ekay

When we began to hype a college degree for everyone and began to shut down our Tech. schools I knew it would only be a matter of time before this country would be sorry we made that move. That day is here, and there are many colleged "educated" young people who cannot get a job that will help them pay back the money they spent getting the degree. Too often a degree is all but a useless piece of paper when it comes to getting good paying jobs and taking care of themselves, and now many are struggling to pay the debt they accrued during the four years (or more) that they wasted getting a college "education". It seems the education too many have received is one of economics -- that not all "investments" pay off and some "investments" can put them in debt almost beyond what the jobs they are able to get will be worth.

NWRED
NWRED

The government taking over the student loan program is only part of the problem.
Many of the the students are stuck in remedial classes without credit . No Child Left Behind and Common Core took education down instead of bringing students up. Trade schools, internships and apprenticeships have been cut, every one needs a four year degree that takes five or six. Universities have extended their academic years so there is less time for summer jobs. More people have Bachelor of Art degrees, to avoid math and lab requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree. The weakest degrees are those in the Fine Arts and Humanities when it comes to getting most jobs. Journalist might know all the rules for grammar and correct English but nothing about the subject they are reporting about. Many of the professors are hired because of their writings, but the classes are often taught by grad students. Our immigration policy allows people to be brought in and placed above our own citizens. Do work study programs still exist? How much of education is now on line? How much of the college cost, is room and board? Civics and history need to be taufgt but not indoctrination. They are a part of life. Do the colleges and universities gain with an attack on patriotism and values?