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Old 02-20-2013, 11:18 PM   #1
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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/20...est=latestnews

Really? Just waiting on our resident liberal leaning members to say how great this is, the kids can learn from "another perspective", etc etc etc....and on top of that, how much is tuition at Columbia? The future of America, educated by a socialist that bankrupted a nation.
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Really? Just waiting on our resident liberal leaning members to say how great this is, the kids can learn from "another perspective", etc etc etc....and on top of that, how much is tuition at Columbia? The future of America, educated by a socialist that bankrupted a nation.
Columbia is ranked by Forbes as the 8th best college in the country.
Maybe they know something more about education than FoxNews do. Of course, the mold in the subway tunnels knows more about education than Rupert Murdoch and FoxNews.
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Meh....whatever. A private institution can do as it pleases. Maybe he'll focus more on the potential damages of austerity as opposed to his budgetary prowess, or lack thereof.
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Maybe he'll be the new Econ 101 professor.
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I think this would be an excellent lecture. He certainly led through a crisis--successfully or not is another matter. Austerity actions were unpopular among Greek society but he went through with them. A very difficult time for Greece but I think students at Columbia will benefit from hearing his perspective. BTW, he didn't bankrupt his nation.

Just a side note: is there a link between science deniers and those that resist education?

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Just a side note: is there a link between science deniers and those that resist education?
Nice strawman, who's exactly resisting education?
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Nice strawman, who's exactly resisting education?
There's a pretty common dislike of university education among some conservatives. It's been exhibited on this very forum many times.
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I love education and universities. That being said when I was in college I noticed universities were a breeding ground for liberal bias.
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Eh, I did in certain parts and didn't in others.


My Derivatives class, or Calc II? Econometrics? No, didn't notice anything in either direction. Intro to Human Ethics? Of course.
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My Derivatives class, or Calc II? Econometrics? No, didn't notice anything in either direction. Intro to Human Ethics? Of course.
Women's studies.
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There's a pretty common dislike of university education among some conservatives. It's been exhibited on this very forum many times.
Having gone to a major Big 10 university along with my wife who also did her graduate there, I consider much of it a waste of time. Looking back on it those classes were taught by hugely biased liberal profs (that is if a damn TA wasn't running it). Pathetic women's class, from economics, language, art to even my core classes.

These professors live in a culture sheltered from the real world where they are unionized, have huge salaries, work little, have no over sight and basically beg for grants/funding. Hard to control anything when colleges run themselves under the umbrella of s university. Majority never worked outside of a university. The amount of money a university wastes is incredible...
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Meh....whatever. A private institution can do as it pleases. Maybe he'll focus more on the potential damages of austerity as opposed to his budgetary prowess, or lack thereof.
I have zero problem with this. They are private, and can do whatever they wish. This thread was more about the brainwashing of the American general public.
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There's a pretty common dislike of university education among some conservatives. It's been exhibited on this very forum many times.
I have no problem with education. Unfortunately, the majority of universities teach nothing but propaganda. The classes are now "opinion lectures" and they are all having d!ck measuring contests as to who can hire the more controversial figure, to entice students. On Ivy league schools employs someone who denies the holocaust ever happens, so the next will hire an ex dictator. Maybe Charles Taylor will be hired by NYU to teach human relation studies?

There is a BIG difference between education, and the drivel taught in American schools....which explains why the US is FAAAR down the list....not to mention, having this guy teach would further perpetuate the kids into getting a POOR financial education.
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Thats where you meet the chicks man.....get with the program. You are not gonna meet em in woodshop.
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Having gone to a major Big 10 university along with my wife who also did her graduate there, I consider much of it a waste of time. Looking back on it those classes were taught by hugely biased liberal profs (that is if a damn TA wasn't running it). Pathetic women's class, from economics, language, art to even my core classes.

These professors live in a culture sheltered from the real world where they are unionized, have huge salaries, work little, have no over sight and basically beg for grants/funding. Hard to control anything when colleges run themselves under the umbrella of s university. Majority never worked outside of a university. The amount of money a university wastes is incredible...
As evidenced by a large number of unemployed college grads. You can go to a big 10 school, spend a fortune, and come out without ANY knowledge (useful that is) whatsoever. You will come out with someone else's opinion welded in your head, and you'll probably be working near minimum wage.
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As evidenced by a large number of unemployed college grads. You can go to a big 10 school, spend a fortune, and come out without ANY knowledge (useful that is) whatsoever. You will come out with someone else's opinion welded in your head, and you'll probably be working near minimum wage.
The problem is people actually believe they can go through the motions for 4 years, walk off the graduation podium and step into a 100k/year cushy job. No.... People need to start planting seeds upon arrival at school, getting internships lined up, experience under their belt and building a resume'. Any fvcktard who can use Google and has a pulse can make it through an undergrad.
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The problem is people actually believe they can go through the motions for 4 years, walk off the graduation podium and step into a 100k/year cushy job. No.... People need to start planting seeds upon arrival at school, getting internships lined up, experience under their belt and building a resume'. Any fvcktard who can use Google and has a pulse can make it through an undergrad.
Well, I've argued that unless you are becoming a professional, college is a complete waste of time and a poor investment. People wonder why our manufacturing jobs are going overseas....when was the last time you heard someone going to a trade school?
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