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College Admission Scandals & Today's "Intellectuals"

Postby TheLBLman » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:12 pm

Millennial "Intellectuals" led by Alexandria Occassional Cortex
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/ocasio- ... ion-crisis

Ocasio-Cortez’s ignorance proves today's college admissions fraud is the symptom, not cause, of America’s education crisis.

What unknown fact does the scandal expose?
Wealthy parents have long relied on a properly timed donation to improve their children’s chances at admission to college. And it isn’t just the wealthy who play the system to gain an advantage.

Legacies, athletes, and favored racial minorities all receive preferential treatment from admissions committees to the exclusion of academically better-qualified students.

Hey, Senator Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren did just as bad as any these wealthy celebrities? By claiming to be something she wasn't, it's not so much what she paid, but more about what she robbed in opportunity from others?
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/elizabe ... ncy-senate

OK, so American universities have never considered academic merit the sole criterion for admittance.
But the parents caught up in Tuesday’s sting simply exploited this reality to a criminal extreme.

But how is this really any different, other than who "paid" the cost, than compared to what Elizabeth Warren did?

An even more troubling question is not how the deficient students matriculated but how they graduated.

In 2017, Yale changed its course requirements such that an English major may now graduate without ever having read Shakespeare. A 2007 survey from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute showed that college students graduate with less knowledge of history, politics, and economics than they had before they entered.

So what is a college degree worth these days?
Millennial congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez majored in Economics and graduated cum laude from a private university that costs nearly $70,000 per year.
Since entering Congress, she has struggled to articulate even basic economic concepts.

The left’s decades-long effort to subvert liberal education through pseudo-academic disciplines, administrative bloat, and outright censorship have transformed even our nation’s most elite universities into little more than decadent indoctrination camps.

The wealthy parents who cheated their children’s way into college committed a relatively minor crime, akin to petty theft.
The greater criminals are the academic arsonists who have burned down our institutions of higher learning.

The result:

Today's Millennials actually believe AOC is an "Intellectual".
But then so do most democratic voters regardless of age?
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Re: College Admission Scandals & Today's "Intellectuals"

Postby MUP » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:08 pm

Intellectual, occasio cortez? Isn't that an oxymOron ? :D
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Re: College Admission Scandals & Today's "Intellectuals"

Postby poorhunter » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:27 pm

“Everybody” participates in the system though, pretty much without question. You “have” to send your kids to college...”it’s the only way”. Sadly, on any large scale this won’t change, and “everyone” will still send them away. The system has been rigged so that you basically can’t get a job without that worthless college degree. Don’t get me wrong, there are certain jobs that need a college education, but the majority only need desire and OJT.
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Re: College Admission Scandals & Today's "Intellectuals"

Postby TheLBLman » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:21 pm

poorhunter wrote: . . . . certain jobs that need a college education, but the majority only need desire and OJT.

Not only do many people fail to understand that,
but many more are only going to college to avoid going to work!

By the way, many of the most economically successful people in the world either didn't go or didn't finish college.

Just to name a few . . . . . . .

Michael Dell - Steve Jobs - Bill Gates

Wow! Where would be today if the above 3 had gone to college instead of work!!!

Mark Zuckerberg - Larry Ellison - Ellen DeGeneres - Ted Turner (Founder of CNN) - Rachael Ray - Kim Kardashian - Anthony Robbins (Motivational speaker) - Joel Osteen (Pastor) - Larry Page (Co-founder of Google) - Richard Branson (Founder of the Virgin Group) - Steven Spielberg (Movie director) - Jack Dorsey (Co-founder of Twitter) - Travis Kalanick (Founder of Uber) - Oprah Winfrey (Media mogul) - Albert Einstein (Genius) - Jim Rohn (Pioneer of the self-help industry) - John Mackey (Founder of Whole Foods) - Simon Cowell (Music entrepreneur)

Of course, we might be better off if some of these had just stayed in school,
but point is, they became highly successful by going to work rather than going to school.

Of further note, the average American plumber enjoys a higher income than the average American college graduate.

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” --- Jim Rohn
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Re: College Admission Scandals & Today's "Intellectuals"

Postby MUP » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:25 am

Sadly, those last two are REAL in the lives of today's millennials, they actually see their lives in this way. For the most of the liberal ones I would say anyway.
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Re: College Admission Scandals & Today's "Intellectuals"

Postby TheLBLman » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:56 am

MUP wrote:Sadly, those last two are REAL in the lives of today's millennials, they actually see their lives in this way.

MORE SADLY, many of these REALLY end up as public school teachers.
I apologize in advance for any offense not meant to the many great teachers out there.
I do know and have had some GREAT public teachers.

The conversation has often gone like this:

College Student: "But what if when I graduate no one will hire me?"

Academic Advisor: "Well, you can always get a job as a teacher."

And/or as AOC and a few others have shown us, become a politician.
Keep in mind, NOBODY hired AOC for what she had been given her college degree.
After college, for years, she was working as a waitress.
To her credit, at least she was working, but she illustrates the disconnect between college and career?

Someone will likely chime in about some other AOC endeavors
so please tell us about her economic wizardry.
I do understand she tried to start a business, write a book or something, or what was the deal with that?
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Re: College Admission Scandals & Today's "Intellectuals"

Postby AT Hiker » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:08 am

In TN you can no longer become a teacher without first getting licensed. No emergency licenses anymore.

At least that’s my understanding.

One problem with college is you still have the statistics that show college graduates earn more than non college graduates, hence a heck of a recruiting slogan for colleges.


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Re: College Admission Scandals & Today's

Postby TheLBLman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:27 am

AT Hiker wrote:One problem with college is you still have the statistics that show college graduates earn more than non college graduates, hence a heck of a recruiting slogan for colleges.

Not necessarily a problem, and is generally true.
But it's a false narrative that graduating college guarantees career success.

Politicians pushing this narrative may really be more about their opportunities to indoctrinate their subjects rather than truly educate them.
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