“Rape Culture” Hysteria Leads to University Lynching Spree

Alleged “rape culture” on college campuses is massively overblown. But those who express doubts about it are treated as rapists themselves. This leads to nothing good. For example, consider this Washington Examiner headline: “Students cleared of gang-rape accusation sue university that expelled them anyway.” Four male students accused of sexually assaulting a female William Paterson University student are suing the school over their expulsions. The four students, along with a fifth who has not Read more […]

Scenes from the College Bubble

This video is rude in places (it beeps or blurs out the worst stuff), but it is spot on. The most eye-opening part of the video to me were the bowling alleys, Jacuzzis, and other luxury items that were on display from real college campuses. The extravagant pools really looked like something from a theme park. Since I wrote about the college bubble yesterday, I should mention that this is further proof of it. Remember the housing bubble that crashed in 2007: That didn’t just mean that Read more […]

Loans Don’t Help Students; They Make College More Expensive

Whenever there is an economic transaction, two parties have to come to an agreement. The buyer must offer enough money to get the seller to produce and supply the good or service. The seller must be willing to accept an amount of money that the seller is willing to pay. It is often thought that sellers of “valuable” goods can demand any price they want, but that isn’t always true. Food and water are of the utmost importance to human beings. They need both to live. Yet food and drink are relatively Read more […]

College Price Tag = Sticker Shock

I am the parent of soon-to-be high school graduates.  The oldest one at home will graduate from high school this spring, and we have been exploring his college options.  It has been an eye-opening experience.  It seems every college presents one price with the full expectation that financial aid and scholarships will bring the cost down significantly.  The idea of comparing apples to apples in the college cost comparison process is practically impossible.  It feels a bit like buying a car.  You Read more […]

Too Much for Too Little–Reconsidering the Financial Benefit of a College Education

I have four children–three teenagers and one near-teen.  Trust me, the conversations about college in our house are almost never-ending.  College is something we always thought they would do, but we also always knew that our financial contribution to the bill would be minimal, if any.  At the risk of sounding like I am much older than I am, I will start my next thought with, “When I went to college, things were different.”  In the 80s, Reagan was in the White House.  The economy was growing, Read more […]

Obama’s Free College Comes with Strings

As you probably know, President Barack Obama is claiming that the government will give students free college. According to CNS News: “Obama proposes publicly funded community colleges for all.” President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college “down to zero” for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program signed into law by that state’s Republican governor. However, the idea and its $60 billion federal price Read more […]

Rape Culture on Campus Overblown

The numbers justifying claims about rape culture on campus have been massively overstated. As we saw in the case of George Will and the self-righteous, lying editors and others who expelled him from the content of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, there are forces who are extremely invested in propagating the horror story of rape culture on college campuses. This seems clearly a case of trying to generate an emergency in order to “never let an emergency go to waste.” The liberal media wants Read more […]

Starbucks Shareholders Giving Employees Free Tuition

I applaud Howard Schultz—he is free to do what he wants with his own money… Of course, he doesn’t actually own Starbucks, so it’s not his money, but why quibble, right? As long as his shareholders back him, more power to him. And if they leave him free to practice his economic insanity, then they are backing him. It’s very similar to the Republicans in Congress who talk a good game about the lawlessness of Eric Holder and Barack Obama, but demonstrate by their inaction that, in reality, Read more […]

The Murderous Face of Envy, Self-Righteousness, and “Rights”

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. TMZ reports, that the killer’s father’s lawyer said on his behalf, “This country, this world, needs to address mental illness and the ramifications from not recognizing these illnesses.” Illness? As far as I can see Elliot Rodger isn’t insane. He is just completely enraged at life and everyone around him for allegedly enjoying it more than he can. I find it incredible that a man who drives a BMW can’t figure out that his life is relatively Read more […]

Sonia Sotomayor Spells Out Racist Utopia Liberals Want

Back in 2006, Michigan voters amended the state constitution to ban state-funded, public colleges and universities from considering race when deciding whether or not to accept a student applicant. You would think that we would all be glad to live in an age when colleges lived up to Martin Luther King’s dream to not consider the color of an applicant’s skin, but rather the content of their academic record. But no. Even though it would be a crime for a college to turn away a black applicant Read more […]

Colleges Do Not Get Immunity from the Bad Economy

Back when I worked at a college, I remember hearing some co-workers say that colleges do well during most recessions. That was a few years ago when the economy first took a dive. I’m not sure the claim has proven true this time around. As people suffer under a slower economy the idea of going into debt for a college degree looks less attractive. In response, we hear ideological assertions made by people representing “higher education.” Jordan Weissmann writes at Slate: I recently reported Read more […]

Next Generation Of Leaders Being Prepared In College By Playing Condom Olympics

Tuition costs are going up much faster than inflation. We are told over and over again that a college diploma is the only path to prosperity. Yet we all know that college campuses are some of the greatest concentrations of stupidity in the nation. For example: Students at the University of Arizona (UA) were assigned to plan a school-wide “Condom Olympics” for their three-credit “Sex, Health, and AIDS” class. The students planned “athletic events such as a condom-wrapped egg toss,” according Read more […]