A decade ago, Tennessee made community college free. Yet fewer and fewer young people there go to College. This is what an economist would predict because making a signal cheaper means it can't serve a screening function and this is 'common knowledge' even for the poor and disadvantaged.
A different, but more fundamental problem, is that Professors are increasingly perceived as losers with either low IQs or complex behavioural problems. The fact that many such chronically shit out tedious, paranoid, tomes compounds the problem.
Take Dr. Rose Casey, who is writing a book called ' Aesthetic Impropriety: Property Law and Postcolonial Style, which shows how postcolonial Anglophone writers challenge the version of property law that had been imposed by colonial Britain and instead develop more just modes of collective being.
No postcolonial Anglophone writer has challenged any version of property law. Ngugi switched to writing in Kikuyu but he wasn't challenging anything 'imposed by colonial Britain'. He was challenging Kenyatta and his merry crew. But Ngugi knew nothing about the law. There was little point mastering its intricacies if the thing wasn't actually implemented.
In Nigeria, India, South Africa, and the Black Atlantic, writers have formally restructured existing legal ideas through their aesthetic style and formal experimentation.
No they haven't. There were no existing legal ideas. In the past there was the notion that if you had the muscle power to take and keep land or other assets, then it was worthwhile to pay some money to get a judgment affirming your legal title. True, you could get or retain such title in the hope that at the time of property transfer, you would be paid a little money so that the buyer got a clean title. But the game was seldom worth the candle. This was a sorry story and there was little point trying to write a Jarndyce v Jarndyce type novel precisely because, unlike Dickens's England, reform of the Judiciary wasn't possible. Possession, which is nine points of the law, could be affected by organs of the State- but Judges had little role.
By revealing that literary challenges to Anglo-American property jurisprudence synchronize with vanguard legal movements, such as South Africa’s recent steps toward decolonizing intellectual property law, I argue that literature can help change the legal realities of our present.'
Intellectual property law in South Africa is not colonial. All relevant statutes date from after it became a Dominion, or, later, a Republic. Apartheid South Africa was colonial only in the sense that Jim Crow America was- i.e. it wasn't at all.
Rose Casey, it seems, is writing ignorant nonsense.
As a professor, I teach classes to undergraduates and graduate students that place our contemporary moment in a global context.
But Rose doesn't know shit about either what is happening now nor that the 'global context' is one where America is declining relative to China. Her students are being brainwashed by a self-important cretin.
My courses typically bring together formal literary analysis
which she is too stupid to do
with postcolonial studies,
which is utter shit
stuff like the American Army enabling Afghan girls to go to school?
and law and the humanities to show how writers not only address pressing contemporary issues but also engage in transforming them, too.
Film makers- sure. My native Tamil Nadu has been run by people from the film industry for more than five decades. A popular comedian can be important- look at Zelensky- but 'post colonial' writers tend to live in the West and are not read by their own people. On the other hand, Ngugi's ranting did find a market in Zimbabwe- which is why the place has turned to shit.
I am actively involved in working toward racial justice and gender equity in both academia and my local community.
Rose isn't actively involved in shit. She and two other Assistant Professors at West Virginia State have written an open letter, protesting further cuts, which speaks of the
Why not give it back? The First Nations could set up Casinos which might create jobs and have a multiplier effect favourable to State revenue.
It enabled elite white men to do so more than proportionately.
Then, in some Departments, the lunatics took over the asylum and, at the margin, the place added negative value.
Because voters didn't want their tax dollars to be pissed against the wall.
the opportunity cost has risen more save for utter cretins. But there are negative returns to higher education for the feeble minded or unemployable.
This is a Ponzi scheme. It was bound to collapse.
Because decent people prefer to administer crazy rather than do crazy.
they were otiose. Higher education is about much higher future earnings and thus much higher future tax revenue. It isn't about pretending to battle sexual or racial inequality.
Which won't occur if you indoctrinate cretins in stupid shite.
Google is a private business. It seems to be pretty good at 'knowledge production'. But it needs to do lay-offs and shut down non-performing departments same as its competitors. WVU simply wasn't ruthless enough, early enough. Still, it can turn things around by concentrating on core competencies.
A lot of it turned into meaningless shite or paranoid logorrhoea.
Stupidly. They are cretins.
as what? Social Justice Warriors employed by the Galactic Federation?
They could have learned how to fix air-conditioners or install solar panels.
But the internet provides better pathways.
or fuck up utterly. Still, the fact is, if these guys couldn't foresee these cuts, they are too fucking stupid to foresee shit.
Everything can be potentially lost. No doubt, these guys spend their days in deep mourning for their own potential demise.
In which case, they will pay for it.
which has never involved going to university
do it over the internet while commuting or baby-sitting or whatever.
nobody can fry a burger without a PhD
WVU is right to scrap the graduate math program because it simply can't attract kids smart enough to do advanced math as opposed to play with their own poo.
i.e. sacking useless people
but sacking useless people.
So get your PhD while feeding chickens or sweeping the streets. Why pay people to do stuff like that when you can charge tuition fees to kids stupid enough to pay for the privilege?
by culling cretinous courses
But, it turns out, these cretins are too stupid to do this. That is why they must be sacked. 'Intellectual life' requires an actual intellect. These dim bints have no such thing.
Sad that two Professors of English don't know what is wrong with that last sentence.
No. Having a responsibility for a thing does not by itself make it possible to do that thing. A University can't train people in early childhood. A nursery school and then a primary school is needed. It is another matter that a University may also have a Teacher Training College whose students spend some time in the class-room.
Why can't these three dim bints, native English speakers all, not write a sensible sentence?
nothing. You only need a degree with a math component to teach High School Math.
there is no such thing. The world has many languages but there is no 'world language'. High Schools may teach one or two foreign languages. But hiring a native speaker of Spanish is easy.
because what people with degrees in such stuff really want to teach in poor communities. The fact is semi-literate teacher aids will increasingly do the heavy lifting while qualified teachers spend more time on admin.
These three cretins are simply regurgitating the warmed up sick my generation rejected in the late Seventies or early Eighties.
But they cost too much and are a bit shit.
which can only be done as part of a PhD program- right? It's not like people can't just go for a jog or play a game of tennis by themselves.
which is remunerative. Cut back on stupid shit so you can hire the top guys in that field.
why not let them train somewhere less shite?
why not teach them how to fart?
which is better done by disabled veteran lawyers
taking shrooms is part of the whole College experience. But it can also be part of the being a male prostitute experience.
which can be done by retired male prostitutes
this links to a book written by a gorgeous African-American lady who went to Yale.
why appoint a professor to babble paranoid shite when a retired male prostitute who hears voices will do it for free?
which is shit. Why not learn something more up to date?
which is better done somewhere less rural
That's the internet
Which is why voters won't be fooled into funding it.
It will make no fucking difference. That's why the State's credit rating hasn't been reduced. The truth is shutting down shitty Colleges is a good thing.
Which is why they are happy to teach for free.
Either people will pay for pots or they won't. It isn't really true that making pots will enable you to have sex with the ghost of Patrick Swayze.
Learning calculus helps you talk dirty to Patrick Swayze's ghost- right? I mean, why else would Terence Tao bother with it?
These guys don't get that you can have effervescent feelings or can talk dirty to Patrick Swayze's ghost without being paid to teach shit or having to pay money to shitheads in return for a credential.
The agora, not the academy, is such a space. In a Democracy, the agora won't tax itself to subsidize feeble minded academics.
That's a kibbutz. A university is a place where smart people get smarter and then make lots of money and pay lots in tax.
Hopefully, those cretins will resign.
Did they protest against being stupid?
These are native English speakers with PhDs in Literature of History. Why is it that the above sounds like it was written by 12 years old at my old school in New Delhi? The fact is a university can't grow spatially very much. This is because real estate is scarce. It can grow in terms of the number or services it provides and the number of people willing to pay for those services. But it has to compete with what is available for free on the internet. That's where these cretins fall down.
because people are no longer able to have sex with the ghost of Patrick Swayze while making pottery.
But the result is semi-literate shite like this.
Sadly, the democratic principle that voters get to stop funding stupid shite has prevailed.
Because the university is a space where people can take a dump. Academic transformation will cause billions of people to no longer have any place to take a dump. Indeed, lacking proper instruction and emotional support, many future residents of West Virginia may lose the ability to defecate.
More particularly in the sense of being a place where all can unite to take a dump together.
A people who shit together can work together to ensure that the space in which that shitting occurs grows sustainably by including more and more shitty subjects of study.