Squealing Lefties

Who will graduate with a degree in Social Justice with a huge debt and a job prospect of delivering pizza.

Enrollment drops at schools known for ‘social justice warfare’

Universities known for being hotbeds of campus protest and liberal activism are struggling with declining enrollments and budget shortfalls, and higher education analysts say that’s no coincidence.

Take Oberlin College. According to a document leaked to The Oberlin Review, the school’s student newspaper, the small liberal arts college famous for social justice hoaxes has had trouble attracting and retaining students, missing this year’s enrollment mark by 80 and racking up a $5 million budget deficit in the process.

William A. Jacobson, a professor at Cornell Law School who runs the Legal Insurrection blog, said the “most obvious culprit” in Oberlin’s dwindling admissions is “relentless social justice warfare.”

“Social justice warfare at Oberlin has been more intense and sustained over a longer period of time than at most schools, and has come to define Oberlin in the media,” Mr. Jacobson said. “The resulting mockery and derision, even in liberal publications, has damaged the Oberlin brand.”

Surveys support the notion that, in the era of Trump, conservatives have become more skeptical about the value of a college degree.  [snip]

A study published by the Washington-based Pew Research Center in July found that just 36 percent of Republicans believe colleges and universities have a positive effect on the country, down from 54 percent two years ago.

Gallup released a poll in August that found just 33 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning respondents had a “great deal or quite a lot of confidence in higher education.” Sixty-seven percent said they have “some or very little” confidence in academia. [snip]

In February 2013, mass hysteria ensued after racist and anti-Semitic flyers and graffiti began to appear all over campus. Classes were canceled, meetings were held and students began to see racism around every corner, including when someone reported seeing a member of the Ku Klux Klan on campus. It turned out to be a woman walking around wrapped in a blanket to keep warm.

Not only that, the perpetrators behind the racist paraphernalia turned out to be two progressive students, one of whom was confirmed to be an Obama supporter, trying to get a reaction out of their classmates and the administration.

Rather than admit the whole thing was a hoax and move on, the Oberlin administration doubled down on a social justice agenda, including the implementation of a privilege and oppression “reorientation” for first-year students.

In the ensuing years, Oberlin students would go on to make frequent demands of the university, ranging from the end of culturally appropriated meals at the dining hall, such as General Tso’s chicken and sushi, to the elimination of grades below a C. [snip]

These aren’t colleges; they’re expensive day care centers for very immature and spoiled snowflakes.

Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, said that drop-off is more serious than it may appear.

“That doesn’t sound like an astonishing number of people not coming, but weighed on a percentage basis, that’s a huge drop in just one year,” Mr. Wood said. “And Oberlin has for some time been struggling to make its classes. This wasn’t just some negligence: ‘Oh, we didn’t realize that we had to try harder to get students.’ They’ve been trying really hard to get students, and students just aren’t coming.”

He said Oberlin can easily recoup the $5 million deficit by cutting the “apparatus of political correctness” that has swelled in the past several years. When that happens, he said, it will be a sign that the school is serious about reform.

“The signal that I would look for is when they begin to divest from the large number of personnel who are employed wholly because of their political orientations,” he said. “When that happens, I think we will have seen a college that has decided to reposition itself in the market. Until then, it’s all just show.”

You’re better off learning to weld than wasting money on a college education.

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For the Snowflakes and other Loons

A short dissertation for

the indoctrinated.

Here’s bit of enlightenment for those wishing to erase American history by the light of day or dead of night:

  • If you eliminate every statue on the continent, slavery and the American Civil War will still have happened.
  • If you have minimum wage skills now, taking down statues won’t change that.
  • If you’re up to your ass in college loan debt, exterminating statues won’t change that.
  • The nation will still be $20,000,000,000,000 in debt.
  • We will still be in a global economy.
  • A lunatic will still run North Korea who wants you dead.
  • Radical Islamists will still want you dead.
  • People who hate you now, will still despise you, perhaps even more.
  • Soros, Obama and the Clinton’s will still be sleazy and corrupt and you’ll remain a puppet for them.
  • The Department of Education will still not have educated anyone.
  • There will still be only two genders.
  • Hillary won’t have won the 2016 election and Bernie will still be a communist charlatan.
  • Opposing views outside your safe spaces will be rampant.
  • You’ll still be accountable for your own choices, and the world still owes you nothing.
  • Taking down all the statues doesn’t change the fact that Communism has been responsible for more slavery and death than the Confederacy; it was Democrats who fought to keep slavery while Republicans fought to stop it.
  • The first slave owner was a black man, the removal of statues won’t change that fact.
  • If you have a problem with a statue of Robert E. Lee in Virginia, but no conflict with a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle, we’ll erect a monument to your cowardice and turpitude by depicting you as a huddled mass of frightened and drooling idiots who can’t find their asses with both hands and a map.

And of course, Donald J. Trump is STILL PRESIDENT!

The Millennials

OK kiddies, have you fixed up mommy’s basement the way you like it ? I speaking to you wannabe lawyers, ardent feminists and committed SJW planning the next revolution. How far have you reduced the college debt so that you can eat three times a day and live under a roof.
There is a bubble forming and it is growing faster than Topsy.

This bubble is a humongous $1.44 trillion (that’s a big bunch of zeros) in student debt that is outstanding. There is around $530 billion of this debt being serviced currently, with more debt coming due.
What openings do you think are available for those holding degrees such as a MS in Feminism or a Ph.D in Social Justice? Those degrees are rather costly to obtain.

Even with all the fast food delivery chains existing, there is a finite number of delivery drivers needed. Even at $15/hr it’s a stretch to think one is going to pay off those college loans and pay for the quotidian living expenses. As Guido says,”Fuggedaboudid.” And then the drone delivery and the kiosks and the robots replacing the ‘Fight for $15’ workers, Hooboy, kiddies, what are you going to do?

College debt cannot be relieved by bankruptcy; you are going to pay for your four to five years of living in the Snowflake womb of safety, pretend security and avoidance of reality. You might have gained more in trade school with those you so despised: The Deplorables.

Millennials are excellent at bloviating; we have man like. There called politicians. The market is glutted with them. Can they fix a leaking pipe, change a bad electrical outlet or broken 3-way switch? Step off a set of stringers for stairs? Replace damaged sheetrock and tape the damaged area? These are things one does, not things about which you bloviate.

Tangible skills are and will always be in demand. Serve an apprenticeship close to in time to a college education and one has a set of job skills that will pay five figures to start and put one on the path to the master’s license.
All these skills are fungible, travel well and will become more and more in demand.
All without a huge educational debt.

The Smartest Bunch of all

Our newest batch of Einsteins to graduate from whatever Institute of scholarship they attended were ejected with report cards containing all “A” grades. We are stunned! For after listening to them speak, hearing the level of grammar used and the extent of their vocabulary, one has to believe English and language skills were not part of the grading process. So what was subjected to course evaluation?

A’s on the rise in U.S. report cards, but SAT scores founder

The good news on America’s report cards: More high school teachers are handing out A’s. But the bad news is that students aren’t necessarily learning more.

Recent findings show that the proportion of high school seniors graduating with an A average — that includes an A-minus or A-plus — has grown sharply over the past generation, even as average SAT scores have fallen.

In 1998, it was 38.9%. By last year, it had grown to 47%.

That’s right: Nearly half of America’s Class of 2016 are A students. Meanwhile, their average SAT score fell from 1,026 to 1,002 on a 1,600-point scale — suggesting that those A’s on report cards might be fool’s gold. [snip]

But that’s not always translating into more college diplomas. A recent study by the Harvard Graduate School of Education found that just 56% of college students complete a four-year degree within six years of entering college. For students who start at two-year colleges, it’s even worse: Just 29% earn a degree within three years.

Examining the academic transcripts of high school graduates in the 18-year period from 1998 to 2016, they found that the average grade point average (GPA) rose from 3.27 to 3.38, even as the average SAT score dropped.

Actually, they said, the upward creep is most pronounced in schools with large numbers of white, wealthy students. And its especially noticeable in private schools, where the rate of inflation was about three times higher than in public schools.

Hurwitz said an A is now “the modal high school grade,” a solid sign of grade inflation.

He said one of the goals of the research is to “make sure that college admissions professionals are equipped to make the best decisions possible.”

But he said high schools are increasingly moving away from class ranking, a traditional metric that helps colleges figure out which students are really achieving above their peers.

Lee said previous research has tied high school GPA to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a widely respected standardized test administered by the federal government. But the new research is the first to draw such a direct line between GPA and SAT scores. [snip]

He recently told USA TODAY that A’s are now three times more common than they were in 1960.

Rojstaczer has said grade inflation became more prevalent during the Vietnam War era, when professors began awarding higher grades to prevent students from being deployed, since students who dropped out of college were drafted into the military.

Dinner choices for Snowflakes

Offering this choice for dinner might give these pompous critters a taste of the socialism they so desperately crave.

The Millennials

Oh yes, Life in

 

the Snowflake lane!

 

Whatever could happen on a snowflake’s first day at work to cause this?

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/media/embed/85396489

The Minimum Wage produces Minimum Jobs

If you want less of something, merely regulate it more and you will succeed.

Applebee’s Franchise Owner Gives Candid Interview About Firings Thanks to Minimum Wage Hike

Matt recently brought you up to date on how liberals’ minimum wage demands have done severe damage to Seattle’s and New York’s businesses. He highlighted a New York Post report revealing that, in the wake of the increased rate to $15 an hour, New York lost a staggering 1,000 restaurants.

Applebee’s was one of the businesses that has been especially hard pressed by the minimum wage hike. Zane Tankel, the CEO of Applebee’s New York franchise, explained that his restaurants were forced to fire at least 1,000 employees so far thanks to the liberal policy. He shared the unfortunate news with Fox Business’s Stuart Varney on Monday.

Instead of typical servers, the CEO explained that they will soon be replaced by concierges, who merely check on customers from time to time to make them feel “warm and comfortable.”

“The model now that we’re heading towards where we had one server for three or four tables, we’re moving towards one server for ten tables, eliminating about two-thirds of our labor ultimately. But it’s because of Cuomo, De Blasio, the liberal agenda.”

If Applebee’s completely follows through with its concierge service, nearly 2,000 employees will be heading for the exit, Newsbusters explains.

Tankel discussed this same issue with Varney in January, back when he had *only* fired 500 employees.

“We can’t raise prices anymore,” he said at the time, rather candidly, so they had to take drastic measures.

The lost workers, he explained, could be replaced with tablets that are placed on customers’ tables.

“Increasing minimum wage is technology’s best friend,” Tankel concluded.