Big Education's Misplaced Priorities
Students aren't required to study American history or Western civilization. But they're subjected to a lot of political indoctrination by leftist activists. "Far too many" have not learned to write effectively to read "a reasonably complex book."
"In recent years, study after study has found that a college education no longer does what it once did and should do," the report concludes. "Students are being asked to pay considerably more and get considerably less."
That's the sort of thing that happens when you pump money into an insular system and don't hold its leaders accountable for results.
Many politicians' instinctive response is to pump in more money. But if you're stuck in a hole, it's a good idea to quit digging.
Millions of young Americans are living with the results. In a time of economic stagnation, the degrees they've earned haven't equipped them with basic work skills, much less expert knowledge that can command a premium even in a sluggish market.