Defund the universities

American Thinker:
By Jay Latimer

Fed up with Defund the Police? Worried that hordes of “peaceful protestors” might soon show up to burn and pillage your neighborhood? Want to make your views known but unsure where to begin?

Here’s a way to hit back: defund the universities.

It’s no secret that much of the radical ideology fueling the Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots are the product of our dysfunctional higher educational system. Universities today are almost 100% hard left-wing bubbles, openly hostile to any conservative thought. They are intolerant of opposing opinions, the very opposite of the kind of dialogue intended for higher education, and so desperately needed today. These Molotov-cocktail wielding radicals are the end product of years of propaganda from left-wing professors.

Colleges may hate conservatives, but they will be forced to listen – and change – if you target their pocketbooks. And colleges and universities are vulnerable, especially with the current double-whammy of lower student enrollment and the coronavirus taking its toll.

Here’s a modest outline of how to begin. Ideally some enterprising legislator will help to put these into law. If BLM can force “radical change” on society why can’t conservatives push through a few modest proposals of our own?

Stop Donating:
Every alumnus should write to their college ASAP to state that not a single penny will be given until things change significantly. This is your chance to be heard, so let them have it with both barrels! (I’ve attached my letter to Duke below). In fact, go it one better and tell them that you will do your best to convince other alumni to stop donating as well. We are in an ideological war – you need to show them whose side you are on.

[If you are reading this, please do this now. And even if you had no intention of giving money, tell them that you were – a lot.]

Halt Student Loan Guarantees:
The higher education system is kept afloat by a sea of student loan debt, much of it guaranteed by the Federal Government. This amounts to a huge subsidy, estimated at $100 to $250 billion per year, funded by our tax dollars. It’s long past time to stop this madness– let the universities compete in the marketplace without these kinds of perverse incentives (and watch those Diversity Deans collect pink slips). more

9 Comments on Defund the universities

  1. I have a niece that was talked into a student loan to study to be a technician operating a shock wave machine for kidney stones. After an interval of time, that apparently didn’t work out and she was then talked into taking a loan to study pharmacology at U. of Tenn. Flunked out and it was no surprise since she had no academic achievements in high school. Last heard she was a cashier and will have a zero credit rating for the rest of her life. I think there is a huge unreported scandal of schools talking naive kids into these federal loans when they are have zero chance to succeed. Or they major in some bullshit SJW stuff, graduate, cant get a job, and decide that tearing down the country is the answer.

  2. This has been the bottom line, hasn’t it?

    The factories making the monsters murdering and marauding have to be cleaned out of communists and fascists.

  3. EVEN IF we take over the schools and boot-out the scum infesting them, we have a generation of unemployable idiots to contend with.

    The worst of them will be the young women, who will eventually be driven even more crazy by being childless and alone: they’ll probably have artificial insemination and raise another generation of even greater monsters. (The young men will be also destroyed as they age, sexually frustrated, purposeless, barely employable.)

  4. The student loan program has become a ‘license to steal’, for the universities. The leadership and staff at these worthless institutions have grown arrogant, devious, greedy, and dangerous!,

  5. President Trump should put price controls on the tuitions.
    And no government funds if the universities don’t comply.

  6. 1) Get the government out of the loan business. Make students apply to banks for tuition loans. (You want $150K to major in Gender Studies with no job prospects for that degree? No.)

    2) Put the universities on the hook for up to 50% of the loans as if they are investing in their students. If the university graduates someone unemployable with huge debt, the university should suffer financially–exactly as if they made a bad investment. It would also force them to rethink lowering admission standards for “diversity.”

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