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Reader comment on: Obama on College Graduates

Submitted by New Class Traitor (United States), Mar 15, 2011 11:29

OK, so if we want everybody (including those with below-average IQs) to have a college degree, what we will get is hordes of graduates in vapid "studies" programs. The programs that actually do require intelligence and hard work (engineering, medicine, physics,...) won't attract any more student: and even now their curricula have to be dumbed-down because one can nowadays graduate college without having mastered the three Rs at a college-appropriate level.

And employers, who want some sort of indicator that an applicant has above-average brainpower but are forbidden to test because of "disparate impact", will start ignoring college degrees altogether. Like if you print enough money, eventually you get the Zimbabwean dollar.

All 0bama is doing is trying to create a massive make-work program for the academic New Class.

New Class Traitor

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Too bad fixing the economy isn't his priority [7 words]Jordan AMar 16, 2011 11:15
Colleges fear the poorly prepared freshmen [84 words]PJMar 16, 2011 11:05
To simply supply something that is not in demand is economically stupid [41 words]MarkMar 15, 2011 14:15
Quantity doesn't educate to quality. [56 words]Constitution FirstMar 15, 2011 13:40
a modest proposal [54 words]Daniel in BrooklineMar 15, 2011 13:22
RE: A modest proposal [9 words]Milo DundeeMar 15, 2011 15:19
Price Stability [83 words]Grayson HillMar 15, 2011 11:43
Really? [26 words]Barry DMar 15, 2011 11:40
⇒ printing diplomas and printing money [132 words]New Class TraitorMar 15, 2011 11:29
good article [170 words]richard40Mar 15, 2011 11:14
more credentials please [61 words]thomasMar 15, 2011 11:09
Graduates are not enough [93 words]Fred Van BennekomMar 14, 2011 17:29

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