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.
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.