Thursday, November 12, 2015

Why are our college students a bunch of ignorant whiners?

Maybe it is their teachers' fault.

I guess “Let’s Hug It Out, Bitch” is one option if you can’t do calculus and aren’t interested in a serious subject like history. The astonishing thing is that Professor Click collects money from various sources to support her “research.” E.g.:
Women’s and Gender Studies Faculty Research and Creative Activities Grant, University of Missouri. Awarded to support research on readers’ reactions to the messages in the Fifty Shades of Grey book series. April 2013.
Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant, University of Missouri. Awarded to support research on readers’ reactions to the messages in the Fifty Shades of Grey book series. April 2013.
From Fifty Shades of Grey to Thomas the Tank:
A&S Alumni Organization Faculty Incentive Grant, University of Missouri. Awarded to support initial research on the PBS children’s series Thomas the Tank Engine. February 2010.
If you put a gun to my head and made me read one or the other–Fifty Shades of Grey orThomas the Tank Engine–I would go with Thomas. I do wonder, however, what the feminist angle on Thomas the Tank could possibly be.
Ms. Click gets around. I have no idea what this conference presentation was about, but she delivered it in Minneapolis, my home town:
Click, M. A. (1999, October). Who dunnit?: The utility of theorizing (in)visible identities in feminist action. Paper presented at the Second Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
There is much more, but you get the drift. This is a large part of what “higher” education is all about these days. No wonder students don’t seem to know anything. One possible benefit of the scandals that have emerged in recent days at Yale and the University of Missouri is that they might lift the lid on the real scandal: the stupidity of much of what passes for a college education.

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