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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Does a College Degree Mean Anything Nowadays?

Maggie’s Farm says maybe not.

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A posting on Maggie’s Farm raises a disquieting question:  Are parents getting their money’s worth by mortgaging their financial futures to send their kids to college?

This posting and the linked report are must-reads.

A related aspect of higher education, suggested by one sentence in the posting, deserves mention as a source of light on the precipitous decline in morality that has been so painfully evident in corporate management and political leadership in recent years.

“At the turn of the 20th century, one percent of high school graduates attended college; that figure is now close to 70 percent.”

Giving more people a shot at better jobs is one result of this exponentially higher attendance rate.  Another is giving academia more shots at proselytizing young students for conversion to anti-Americanism and to the secular religion of socialism. 

Harvard, Yale, and the other Ivies became anti-religious champions of socialism early in the 20th century.  William F. Buckley, Jr.‘s “God and Man at Yale” provides extensive documentation of the state of affairs by the 1950s. 

Before World War II, the very low percentage of students attending college confined the baneful influence of secular socialism to the Eastern Liberal Establishment.  Today, nobody escapes. 


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Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 04/21 at 09:03 PM
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